Raise the Green Lantern
Pagoda Red, the Chicago-based emporium that offers a wide array of antique, vintage and contemporary Asian pieces including furniture, fine art and accessories, has a revamped, more user-friendly website. One new feature that is especially interesting is the Pagoda Red Book, an online magazine of all things Chinese. Read it to learn about topics ranging from interior design in China's Golden Age to the significance of lanterns in Chinese culture.
Shown from the top: lacquered copper 20th-century lanterns from Northern China; a contemporary photograph, Fence in Pond, by Douglas Fogelson; Chinese tea leaf canister, circa 1850.
FYI, Reading the Pagoda Red Book, I learned that the Chinese welcome September with Chrysanthemum Day. For in-depth information on collecting antique Chinese and Japanese porcelain, visit Gotheborg.