Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:16 PM
Vintage airline cart from Air France and a candle wax bust from Cire Trudon. Glass dome from England.
That's part of the Royal Copenhagen blue-fluted china in the picture below. Can be purchased here.
Phrenology bust next to it, with Bang & Olufsen speakers (bass is bad -- bought it from a friend when he was relocating). That's my room's study table. A little cluttered.
For the library -- leather-bound books and a vintage edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica
For the dressing room. Self-exaplanatory. Have since purchased another butler stand. Will donate this present one.
Had a huge shelf made up as well, but sadly, it no longer fits into the aesthetics of the new home.
Room study table is modelled after a mid-century design by Eames. Again, it won't fit into the aesthetics with the new home
This table below is the real deal, but my reproduction looks the same
Spanish roast-chicken with chorizos
Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:23 PM
Aww, come and lie down on this black leather couch and tell me about your childhood.
Does the shrink provide single malt whisky.
I didn't track the prices but they can be found at any Japanese departmental store. I would wait for a sale to hoot them. There is a wholesaler showroom at the shophouses behind Bugis and its near BHG too so you can compare prices. Same wholesaler sells a wide range of Japanese appliances like the tiger and elephant brand stuff, cultery, etc.
For really cheap stuff can wait for the Sia Huat clearance sale, they are the supplier to all the hotels and restaurants here.
My wife have poor taste in furnishing and she would want to dictate the bedroom and the kitchen, saving grace is the kids room is done to my son taste with my advice and I have the study to convert into my den of vice.
However the living / dining hall is the place where war is going to break out ...
Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:35 PM
And Pierre Herme, here' how taxidermy is displayed. It used to be displayed after hunters killed wild game, thus they're known as hunting trophies.
Nice Monsieur BDC, Deyrolle is really one of the more unusual places in Paris. I did not have time for that last year though. So have to put that down in my itinerary next time.
Posted 17 March 2013 - 12:25 AM
EDIT: Doh, I forgot to mention, it's IC Berlin and Mykita that started the trend of using airline cabinets as furniture. IC Berlin's ones are all Malaysia Airlines... disturbingly.
Posted 17 March 2013 - 01:02 AM
I once toyed with the idea of having each room decorated differently -- I think I'll just port all the industrial and modern stuff to the future kid's/or guest room. The rest of the home will just be classic.
Posted 17 March 2013 - 03:46 PM
Calling BDC calling BDC please continue the discussion over here.
I started cooking because it was unhealthy for my son to eat outside food, and simple home cooked food beats any expensive restaurant hands down, because it is catered to your own taste. My simple dishes cooked with gourmet ingredients beat any restaurants hands down. Cooking must be done with passion and not as a chore.
Regarding knives I am a huge fan of KAI and since they are readily available here. I will be buying a Fujioh hood and Rinai inner flame hob, which I find the most suitable for Asian cooking styles. Sealed pans like the Korean Happy-Call is extremely popular with housewives here as it really can save time cooking the entire meal in one go. I use that when I don't want my laundry to smell of steak or salmon.
My wife is forcing me to buy a Cleanlady stainless steel kitchen but I rather do carpentry and use good moving parts from Hettich or Blum. This way I can customise the look as the Japanese designs are too sterile for my taste. I foresee major disagreements over furnishing choices. Thus I need to stock up more Scotch to regain my sanity.
My idea was to put up a display cabinet to showcase my drinking glassware and alcoholism. But my wife finds it a disgrace she have an alcoholic spouse so that didn't turn up too well. Having a young kid at home who is like a bull in a china shop means I have to find a cheap source of disposable stoneware instead of porcelain. Or I could go follow the Koreans and use steel utensils which are indestructible.
Moral of the story: Don't get married, don't have kids.
Global knives are great, or so I heard. I almost bought one, but went with hand forged.
Getting kitchen stuff used to be a hobby, but I'm so busy nowadays I no longer have a hobby. I got myself a cast iron gas stove, the big ones that chaw kway teow hawkers use. The energy output is like that of a space shuttle at takeoff.
Posted 17 March 2013 - 04:08 PM
There are choppers from Taiwan that are made out of bomb fragments, reputedly good for chopping through bones etc
Posted 17 March 2013 - 04:15 PM
Here's my hand forged gyuto
Posted 17 March 2013 - 04:47 PM
Due to space constraint I would just buy a baby belling instead of a full size mounted oven. No point buying a Miele when baking is done once in a blue moon.
Kitchen real estate is a premium in the new public housing projects, I might just do a galley design.
Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:03 PM
Does your missus share your love for classical interiors?
Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:14 PM
In Asia, it's typically the television. I do not intend to have a television because I don't watch tv at all.
You're also right about the high ceiling. At my parents, and my grandparents' homes, the ceilings are very high and both of them have chandeliers suspended. I think condos and hdbs do not have Tt luxury. Correct? Can you hang a chandelier on the ceiling of your home?
The missus likes classic stuff, yes. Influenced by me no doubt. She doesn't like the exotic stuff like animal trophies etc because she thinks it's cruel and that it looks gory.
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