Tropical interiors

Tropical interiors

by Elizabeth V. Reyes, A. Chester Ong
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Tropical interiors by Elizabeth V. Reyes, A. Chester Ong

Featuring over 250 photographs and insightful commentary, this topical interior design book will add a uniquely Asian-Pacific element to your home.

The Philippines is home to a new generation of craftsmen, including furniture makers, artists, sculptors, and weavers. They specialize in taking the indigenous materials of the country—pina, abaca, capiz shell, bamboo, rattan, to name a few—and producing contemporary items that would be as at home in a New York loft as on a tropical verandah. Harnessing both Asian- and Latin-inspired style and modern techniques, they produce a cornucopia of fine contemporary furniture and "authentic" furnishing items.

In this sourcebook of decorating and shopping ideas, these objects are presented within metropolitan and rural present-day interiors. From furniture and furnishings to table settings and lighting, all the homes, many never photographed before, are accented with artifacts in modern designs.

Tropical Interiors shows how Philippine style is clearly now a global phenomenon and can be applied to homes worldwide.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780794600198
Publisher: Periplus Editions (HK) ltd.
Publication date: 08/28/2002
Edition description: Hardcover with Jacket
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth V. Reyes, is a travel, arts, and feature writer for regional magazines and illustrated books on the Philippines.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As we entered the history classroom, we all knew at once thatour fears had just been confirmed. BORINGGGGGGGGG!!! Everything, and i mean everything either had a third layer of dust or just plain boring stuff that had rotted over the years. The room was pretty much i winecellar without wine. It wa cold, drafty and it reeked of old stuff. The tables were set up in rows so eberyone would be facing each other during class. There were books stacked to the brim of the shelves that went all alon the perimeter of the room, even the door. I took my seat across from this girl named maddy, and on either side of him were a boy named tom and a girl named emily. I talked with them for a few minutes about marder and the origami until a finger touched us on the shoulder. Yes, i know wjat your thinking, US! AS IN ALL OF US! So at the same time, everybody turned around to find walls of book shelves. Nothing. We searched around the room and suddenley stopped when we heard a soft raspe chuckle. We slowly turne back around to find us all staring at a man, lying right there on the table, with a ruler raised and aimed at a boy who was using his com. CRACK!!! The ruler struck home. A soft cry of pain, and then a whistle through the air as the com hit the man smack in he face. Next part coming!!! Darksunstar