Furniture Market is HOT!
Unlike the housing market in America and
the rest of the world, the Chinese housing market has exploded in
recent years. The people of China are
wealthier and have a higher quality of life than ever before. Chinese furniture is some of the best
made in the world, and the Chinese are decorating their homes and suites
in a Modern Classical style. Check
out some photographs, so can see what I mean here:
In ancient China, everything was done at
knee level because Chinese did not sit on Western style chairs—they sat
or knelt on straw mats. Indeed,
early paintings of the Chinese masters like Kung Fu Tse,
Lao Tse and others show them either standing or
sitting on mats.
Western style furniture came with the
Europeans—the Italians via the Silk Road-- and via the Mongols and Turks
and the Islamic Calpihates who traded with China in the 1200s
Chinese began to apply their uniquely Asian
ideas to furniture crafting, and the furniture that they built fit in
nicely with ideas of Chinese interior design—simplicity, attractive of good
energy (chi), non-ostentatiousness.
Classical Modern Chinese furniture was simple
and clean, elegantly understated, and often accented with the kinds of
things we sell here at www.mycrystalbridge.com.
So a table like this
one: http://antiquechinafurniture.com/english/pro/zuowo/0174.jpg might have a cloisonne
vase on it, like one of these: http://www.mycrystalbridge.com/cloisonne.php
. A woman's vanity might have a
trinket or jewelry box on it like something on this page: http://www.mycrystalbridge.com/lacquer.php
Sometimes the Chinese had something similar to a
hutch like this http://antiquechinafurniture.com/english/pro/guixiang/0007.jpg
—on which they might display cloisonne or
cinnabar plates, like this http://www.mycrystalbridge.com/product/IA008G/IA008G.html
, this http://www.mycrystalbridge.com/product/IE011/IE011.php or this http://www.mycrystalbridge.com/product/IE010/IE010.php
diet, health and beryl crystals
Asians eat far less meat than Westerners. Even dishes that are considered “meat
dishes” have far less beef or chicken in them than do American meat
dishes. Chinese tend to “stretch”
meat a great deal via the use of sauces like plum sauces and hoisin sauce.
You can find some of the best spices in the world, including nuoc nam, a kind of sauce
made from fermented fish guts, mixed with lime and lime juice and
salt—native to Thailand—here
Chinese in particular believe that physical,
emotional, and mental health is determined by proper flow of ones' chi
or life force. Improper flow of chi
can cause all sorts of physical complaints, from muscle pains to
menstrual cramps and female emotional difficulties to digestive
problems. In fact, when you go to
visit a chiropractor, that is what he is doing—manipulating your
it? Likewise an
acupuncturist or accupressurist will try to
manipulate your chi and alter its flow via the use of needles or pressure
Chinese also believed that beryl crystals, such
as the ones we sell here http://www.mycrystalbridge.com/crystal.php could create a calmness in people, a
peace of mind and a gentle state of thinking—an good state of mind that
came from an okayness with oneself. They believed that beryl could reawaken
the sex drives of a long married couple.
They kept it or displayed it in their homes.
Now we can't guarantee that to be the case with
our beryl crystals, and this product is NOT approved by the FDA nor is it
recommended to cure or treat ANY disease—if you have emotional issues, a
good therapist with whom you are sympatico can
be very, very helpful, and if you have physical medical issues, modern
medical treatment including medications (and eating healthy, nourishing
food, getting plenty of healing rest and good, deep sleep) is the way to
But these crystals are lovely, and the patterns
of light refracted in them are beautiful and wonderfully intricate—and
they shine so bright and so white that they'd brighten up almost any
home. They catch the sun
wonderfully and give a room a deep, golden
Chinese believe that health, both physical and
mental, is an overall condition, rather than a freedom from specific
ailments or symptoms. This is
different from the Western idea of health, but it might definitely be a
viewpoint worth checking out.
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