Cool lighting from abroad

While in Asia, we noticed quite a few unique lighting options, so I took a couple down to share with our fellow bloggers.

These two below, we spotted at a cafe out at Admiralty.  They both have a different uniqueness to them and I would've loved to bring them home, but we're lacking the tall ceilings and the general space to house them!

At a store, we spotted this cute cartoony lime green lamp, where the frame is the skeleton drawing of a floor lamp with a dangling light bulb!  We thought he looked cool, but would be hard to pull off that look.  I'd take a closer picture, but apparently at most of these places, photos are forbidden so I had to sneak them in where I can.

And here, we have a pic of a number of pendant lights.  Kel liked a particular one, but this is the best I could do without getting spotted with a camera.  Can you guess which one he likes? :)

Below is the lighting installation they have at a mall.  We really like the effect they have going with the beveled ceiling for each one.  I wonder how often they change their ceiling fixtures?

And below, we have a giant desk lamp!  We REALLY liked him!  It adds quite an interesting touch to a room.  I couldn't get a picture of him that would do him justice, so I googled him when I got home and found this picture.  Apparently, Roald Dahl had a smaller version of him and would write all his novels (James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, etc) under this giant desk lamp!  The original one is now at the Roald Dahl museum.  The twin, which was used in the movie "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", was auctioned off.  And now they produce this bigger version for the public.  We'd bring one home, but its major $$$$!

And I'll end this post with these cute little porcupines!  I know, I know.. they're not lights at all, but we found them super cute!  The little one is a door stopper, and.. I can't rmb what the bigger one was, but I couldn't stop petting them!

Our Curtains!

One of our objectives for our Asia trip this time was to check out the different types of fabrics available and see if we could get our curtains made in China and so... here they are!

Here's the set for our dining room window on the left.  On the right is the closer look at the pattern on the fabric.

Below on the left, are the curtains for our living room window.  On the right is the closeup of the pattern.  It's actually the same fabric as our dining room window, but we decided to use the flip side of the fabric so it's a different contrast and look.

And finally, below we have the curtains for our bedroom!

While we were there, we couldn't decide on what to do with our patio doors to the deck, so that's still up for debate.  As well, the office still has it's temporary curtains as we couldn't agree on those either, but we'll keep you posted once we figure that out.

Picture updates of Hong Kong! Part 5 of 5!

We came upon these statues in the middle of Central (close to the market), so I had to take some pictures with them!

And here's the classic alleyway in Hong Kong, where vendors would set up tables and plastic stools on a side street.

We went to the Mochi Cafe in Tsim Sha Tsui for some awesome handmade udon!  We ordered some appetizers to start, and found that their tempura yam was quite unique.  They wrapped the yam first in ham before dipping it in tempura batter.

Below left, is the yummy cold udon with side of pork; right, is the classic beef in soupy udon!  What's really good here besides the handmade udon, is the fact that they serve their soupy noodles in stone bowls, which means that it'll remain hot and steamy til the last bite!

And here, you can see Kel slurping down his spicy pork udon!

I spent a few days staying over at my godparents', and my godmom and I went shopping around Tsuen Wan on one of those days.  I never knew there was a park this nice in the middle of it!  Apparently, it was funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

A mall I enjoy walking around is CityWalk in Tsuen Wan because the layout reminds of malls in Japan (like LaLaPort in Tokyo), where there's a green space in the middle!

On our last night in Hong Kong, we had dinner at Peking Garden in Tsim Sha Tsui.  One of the unique dishes they had was Beggar's Chicken, where they marinate the chicken, wrap it in layers of lotus leaves, tie it up, wrap it in tin foil, and then encase it in mud and baked!

Below left, you can see Kel's uncle and cousin getting ready to break open the mud baked chicken; right, the many layers after it's been opened.