club chinois

October 13, 2010

I’m actually quite surprised I like chinoiserie – having lived in Asia long enough to know most of it is kitsch – but here I am about to do a post on pagodas. You know what? I’ll just go ahead and dedicate it to my mom and my oma, both of whom happily and continuously sacrifice comfort and living space for their vast collections of antique Chinese furniture. Not that I wouldn’t do the same, for the pleasure of hanging my hat in either of these rooms:

And for those of you who love the idea of chinoiserie, but are still nursing the sissy idea that furniture should be cushioned, these napkin rings from L’Objet might be the perfect way to start a collection. Personally, I think they look better as decorations – can you imagine a chinois christmas tree with one of these on top?

Of course, if you’re already as hardcore as the women in my family, maybe the next step is simply getting everyone (and I mean everyone) on the bandwagon. On the upside, these dog beds look about a million times more comfortable than our current dining chairs!

Room photos from here; pagoda dog beds available here and here.