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Hutong in Beijing - Recent trip to China

Posted by jason sumner on 11/29/2013 to India/China Travel
 
This photograph was taken after an early winter snow from our Hotel near Forbidden City.  We thought the roof lines outlined by the wisps of snow were beautiful.
 
Hutongs (simplified Chinese: 胡同; traditional Chinese: 衚衕; pinyin: hútòng; Wade–Giles: hu-t'ung) are a type of narrow streets or alleys, commonly associated with northern Chinese cities, most prominently Beijing.

In Beijing, hutongs are alleys formed by lines of siheyuan, traditional courtyard residences.[1] Many neighbourhoods were formed by joining one siheyuan to another to form a hutong, and then joining one hutong to another. The word hutong is also used to refer to such neighbourhoods.

Since the mid-20th century, the number of Beijing hutongs has dropped dramatically as they are demolished to make way for new roads and buildings. More recently, some hutongs have been designated as protected areas in an attempt to preserve this aspect of Chinese cultural history.

What does the Fox say?

Posted by 3dcartadmin on 11/29/2013 to Decorative Pillows
 
 
 
Bring a fox home! Lots of foxy designs at Michaelian Home!

Wild Holidays with Michaelian Home

Posted by 3dcartadmin on 11/29/2013 to Decorative Pillows
From our home to yours we hope everyone had a bountiful Thanksgiving. Here at Michaelian Home, we are thankful for all the wild game that inspires our Field collection. The collection includes Turkey in Field, Canada Goose, Quails in the Woods, Moose, Red Tail Hawk, Quail, Pheasant in Flight and Pheasants in the Field. Find them online @ http://www.michaelianhome.com/Dog-and-Field_c_218-2-0.html
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Move over bacon, here comes Flat Weave!

Posted by 3dcartadmin on 11/22/2013 to Rugs
What goes better with a bacon weave turkey than a Flat Weave Rug from Michaelian Home?  Nothing! 

 
 Michaelian Home's Flat Weave collection is a collaboration of traditional Indian flat weave rugs hand woven with wool, Jute, hemp and cotton blends.  All natural fibers. Hand-dyed yarns.  This collection is simple but adds presence to any room.  Find out more about them here:  http://www.michaelianhome.com/Flat-Weave-Rugs_c_68.html

Pennies never go out of style!

Posted by 3dcartadmin on 11/15/2013 to Rugs


Pennies never go out of style, no matter what your style! We've put the pattern to the test and it clearly looks terrific in any era and now OUTSIDE AS WELL! The timeless and popular Pennies collection of rugs from Michaelian Home, which consists of Pennies, Blue Pennies, Brown Pennies, Green Pennies in round and rectangle sizes and custom sizes has been added to our INDOOR/OUTDOOR line of rugs! These indoor outdoor rugs are made of delustered polypropylene that not only looks like traditional tufted wool rugs, but also moderately resists most conditions: water, snow, sun and pets! Easy Clean!!

Important Note: Mood lighting not included.

Enjoy Michaelian Home in its entirety at www.michaelianhome.com

Here fishy fishy!

Posted by 3dcartadmin on 11/8/2013

Old trend meets New with our Ikat pillows!

Posted by 3dcartadmin on 11/8/2013
Michaelian Home is on trend with its Ikat Colonial Williamsburg pillows! While Ikat (or Ikkat) is a hot, popular pattern, it is also considered to be one of the oldest forms of textile decoration. These handsome hooked pillows have a sophisticated and modern look but a surprising design source: 18th-century Indian ikat fabrics in the Colonial Williamsburg archives. Contemporary artisans have achieved with graduated yarns the shades of color that the makers of the antique cloth created by tie-dying warp threads to achieve a "clouded" pattern. Trend meets tradition with the WILLIAMSBURG brand! See here for more information on the history of Ikat designs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikat With 6 different colors to choose from, Ruby, Peacock, Shade, Prune, Cocoa, & Pistachio, you are sure to find a hooked pillow to fit your home. You can find them online at www.michaelianhome.com today! Part numbers NCU419, NCU420, NCU421, NCU422, NCU424, NCY426.

Nov Monthly Promo

Posted by 3dcartadmin on 11/1/2013 to Rugs
 
 
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