Tags: eastern touches

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Japanese Kyoto Style

kyoto premium

http://www.kyo.or.jp/premium/

I've been looking into Japanese design lately -- a friend is decorating their basement in this style -- and came across the website this picture is from. Quoting:

"Kyoto symbolizes the elegant beauty of Japan and is the cultural heart of the country. KYOTO PREMIUM is a new lifestyle concept that combines excellent craft techniques, exquisite beauty and modern design. A lifestyle that is as relaxing, natural and cultured as possible is come true by KYOTO PREMIUM products. They will surely change the way you live.

Since Kyoto became the capital of Japan in 794, the city remained the political, economic and cultural center of Japan for over 1,000 years. Though it is still the center for most of Japan's traditional craft industries, it is also home to many of Japan's leading high-tech companies and new venture businesses. Now Kyoto's challenge is started to produce something new for the future generation.

Kyoto is still the production center for Japan's highest quality textile crafts. The exquisite weavings of the Nishijin textile district, the incredibly delicate patterns and colors of Kyo-yuzen dyeing, and the fine textures of Shibori tie dyes are all world famous. The city is also well-known for the creativity and skill of its designers, production craftsmen, producers and consumers who have the sense of beauty. All these factors play a key role in maintaining Kyoto's position as one of the greatest creative cities in the world."

More products on site.
Site's in Japanese, English and French, link above.

Cafe

Thai Style

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An image I have had for a while, as I really enjoy Thai-style decor. It is a hotel suite at "Khaolak Bhandari Resort & SPA" in Thailand. Apparently it is located in one of the tsunami-hit areas so I am unsure about current status. The room is truly inspiring, I love the warm colors and overall look of it.

Image Source & information:
http://www.khaolakbhandari.com/Wellcome.htm
http://www.khaolakonline.com/index.html
Cafe

Lighting

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Another random find from some time ago that I thought was visually appealing. Must start recording all sources properly from now on.

Welcome to all the new members. :)

Feel free to post anything that fits the "appealing interiors" theme - but without LJ cuts please as, first and foremost, I want this to be a visual community that provides ideas and resources for interior decoration.