1834

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Rings

1834.

One ring is. Can you guess?

181 years, we’ve fought two wars and learned so little.

We’ve learned to ignore what is savage as long as we do not call it ‘war’, but so little.

Phallocracy.

2015.

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magic realism

Oyster | Tortoise | Seahorse

Moonstone, a psychic’s stone. Man, Woman, Spirit Animal.

Roman Beauty

Ivory | Elephant Hair

Art Deco Snakes

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East West Marquise Ring


One of the nicest earrings we’re lucky to have.

Jewelry can not be jolly.

The recognition of futility at the wall. You have no wings to soar, yes, yes…

But you can go through the wall.

Bejeweled witches and wizards.

Rings | Earrings

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the eye must travel

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Earrings | Rings

 

The idea of the ‘look’ is even bigger than the gem itself. Heirloom jewelry have one thing in common. They are like models of their time, wearing the jewel with a look that completely and vividly tell a story of its time, sealing the era in the heirloom beyond the show.

Can you tell the ’19th century’ from the ‘Art Deco’? And the ’19th century’ from what was also ‘
Victorian’?

Blindly in the brilliant dark, you may.

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think points around the house

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metal photo frame ornaments
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wooden keepsake box
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Home Goods

Today I would like to tell you about this man we often meet when we have our late dinners.

He is a tailor, said he’s 62 but looks 48. I notice him because he is always very well dressed, and every time we see him with his buddies he is always drinking. He remains well dressed and tucked in even after bottles.

One day finally he spoke to us. It was a day when he was drinking alone, not often. He pulled his chair over next to mine, between HY and I, while we were eating a plate of bitter gourd rice and fish. Sometime when he was sharing tips about how to be as svelte as himself (real stuff) he said he could,

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He tried to demonstrate on my forearm using his index finger and I promptly tipped over!!!

I mean, I was seated and eating with a fork and spoon and my fork fell off. I was only saved from completely collapsing onto the ground because both HY and him grabbed me at that critical moment! If they had not, I truly would have landed on the ground thanks to his one finger!!!

For the benefit of one and all, the text means “One Finger Chop Sugarcane”.

 

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ukiyo

art singapore

Hiroshige’s Cat in a Brothel.

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Antique Wood Book Stand
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When collars matched.

Sometimes we forget they are animals. It would be this way too even if we had children. The universe is a strange place.

The term “ukiyo”, which can be translated as “floating world”, was homophonous with an ancient Buddhist term signifying “this world of sorrow and grief”. The newer term at times was used to mean “erotic” or “stylish”, among other meanings, and came to describe the hedonistic spirit of the time for the lower classes. This spirit was celebrated in the novel Ukiyo Monogatari (“Tales of the Floating World”, c. 1661) by Asai Ryōi:

“living only for the moment, savouring the moon, the snow, the cherry blossoms, and the maple leaves, singing songs, drinking sake, and diverting oneself just in floating, unconcerned by the prospect of imminent poverty, buoyant and carefree, like a gourd carried along with the river current: this is what we call ukiyo.”

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