Architecture and interior design in Hong Kong tend toward the shiny and slick. I'm not a big fan of shiny and slick, and I'm certainly neither a modernist nor a minimalist--all of that just feels too sterile and lifeless to me. So, it can be hard for me to find an aesthetic to embrace in this bustling city of seven million. But sometimes it's possible to find a pretty interesting mix of old and new, and one of my favorite places to do this is along and around Hollywood Road.
These things interest me.
Now, this has nothing to do with Hong Kong--but because I enjoy the interplay of old and new as well as a vigorous mixing of textures, colors, and cultures, I appreciate the work of Wary Meyers Decorative Arts--and I see they have a book coming out later this year!
And while I'd never wish for a houseful of period-piece furniture from a sole era, (watch the movie Mon Oncle for a superb parodying of all that was brand-spanking-new in the '50s), I certainly would be happy to have a few iconic mid-century pieces here and there. I'd love an Eames chair and ottoman like the ones in the Wary-Meyers home in Maine, though I'd have a hard time fitting such items into our budget. But a purchase from Regency Shop wouldn't smart nearly so much, and these beautiful reproductions could find an eclectic, love-worn home. Happy shopping, anyone with any money left after the holiday season!