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A Calf Born In Winter

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Oil in miniature. Framed in bronze.

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A woman arranging your hair is a good reason to relax. The boy on the outermost looks definitely to be a satyr. Wherefore those eyes? The hair uprisen, hell’s going to break.

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Only 10 carats. Near transparent. What fortune.  10ct_catseye6 cliche_first_prize vict_snake_cuff_9k2vict_snake_cuff_9k3 cherub_headstand cherub_headstand2peranakan_wedding_jewels pera_bintang_diamond pera_intan_linked_br5 pera_intan_linked_br2 big_horse_small_horsesnake_silver_gilt_french_mesh2 emotion_emotionless snake_silver_gilt_french_meshsnake_gold_vict_mesh3_navette_ringsjune2016

 

That voice from right inside you?

As sure as the sun rises
And the moon follows.

 

 

Please listen to this. The calf born in winter, so easy to come into being, but so hard to forget.

We have some memorable incense in the store. Sunrise. Rainforest. Midnight. Nat Champa. I put these in the store, as we use them at home and have come to realize the serenity of incense.

For meditating people, you can levitate with the Yoga Series.

Stress Relief is really wonderful, sweet but air gets through. Personally, I prefer Indian incense over Nepalese ones as they smell less like incense. If I need to pray I don’t need incense to remind me.

I also have lots of jewellery I cannot be arsed to photograph. I’m at the library everyday and hate it when the message comes in:

“Dear readers. The library is closing in 30 minutes. Please take your books to the borrowing machine blah.”

Then 15 minutes later, another. The last 5 minutes they will sweep your backside with the toilet broom.

 

Objects   Jewelry   Bracelets   Earrings

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The Waves

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You too would illuminate as this mother-of-pearl if you came from the 19th century.

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Carry a scent of life by your heart.

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antique silver chain necklace

This is a collar necklace like no other. It just keeps getting better.

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A shallow shadow.

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Beauty measured by shadows.

 

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Away from shadows.

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Questions.

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The act of feeding grapes depends on who and where.

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Macaulay in Edward Hopper’s never before.

 

There is no such thing as reality. If you believe there is…

There’s no better word.

 

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Out Of The Dark

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Gimmel keeper rings.

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Castle.

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Tributary.

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Middle.

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One old man was smoking a cheroot and, time and time again, dived overboard with the red-hot end in his mouth. As he emerged from the water, he withdrew the cheroot and puffed away at it contentedly. His trick did not pass unrewarded. (1935)

 

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The nature of unnatural things.

 

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The nature of natural things.



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Crown and composition.

 

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Borealis.


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Moonstone tentacles.

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It seems we only get to the store after dark, so our visitors are mostly restful or restless. Quite different groups. Macaulay Culkin, for instance, has been dropping by every other day. This store is special for animals. We have had many visiting. They come to the door like this, and then I go take out some food.

KAMPUNG.

Restless humans are a breath of fresh air. Even if they come like moths to the light.

 

Antique Rings

Fine Gold Rings

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Touch Wud

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Many antique/fine jewellery businesses have lost their soul. Human beings have been adorning themselves with accessories and ornaments since the Neanderthals walked the earth. Jewellery has always been about our humanity. We want to bring that back. Consumption alone does not bring about a meaningful, magical and memorable life. We want to encourage thinking with more feeling through whatever we sell or create.

On a less philosophical note, we hand build not only custom pieces but all our jewellery. We do things the old way, including setting jewellery with antique techniques. We draw our ideas; we forge each piece by hand. We restore old jewellery like we restore old lamps. When a piece is beyond restoration, we envision another life for it. We do not give up.

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We are adding an accessories category to World Savage, for jewellery that may not be considered ‘fine’ but is fine nonetheless. Old of course. Soul over reason.

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Links and Chains

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Coral | Ruby | Pearl | Pearl | Lapis | Lapis

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The art of growing old encompasses the ways we appreciate art. It approximates the circle of life.

Some things our eyes would glaze over once now take precedence. It starts like a lingering, then a longing, finally a living out. Of course the living out always feels… unlike anything in the imagination.

The circle of life.

If you have been staying here with us, you are probably growing as we do.

It’s inescapable.

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Ceremony

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Also the corner when something goes wrong.

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The Drawer of No Curiosities And A Hundred Alternatives.

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The Luggage Of No Surprises And Twenty++ Lamp Parts.

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Times of wont.

 

The Falcon and the Dream Scales are in Art and Objects.

It is that time of late night and early morning, raining heavily as I write, and I am listening countless times, as I have been these few days, to the Chromatics version of ‘Ceremony’. Makes me feel like I am not 2015 in living. You know?

But I don’t know.

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think points around the house

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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

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Hiroshige’s Cat in a Brothel.

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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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