Happy the Year of the Dog

Today, Feb 16th. 2018, is the official day that kicks off the year of the Dog!  I hope everyone is in the happy mood.

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The Dog is the eleventh of all zodiac animals.  According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party.  Monkey, Rooster and Dog were in another country, helping a god defeat evil spirits.  After, they set off to the party together. Because they arrived at the same time, the Jade Emperor went by the order they met the god in the other country. Thus, Dog became eleventh.

The Dog is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī)(戌), and the hours 7–9 in the evening. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Dog is yang.

In China, it is still popular to name dogs Wàng Cái (旺财). It means “prosperous wealth” and comes from dogs’ barking sounds (旺旺—wàng wàng).  Read more by clicking here

 

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Fengshui and Life Style in the Year of Dog

Arrangement of Furniture

The directions of fortune and wealth for Dogs this year are the southeast, southwest and north. It would be the best to put the bed, worktable and sofa in these positions of the room. To avoid bad luck, do not put important furniture in the south and east.

Lucky numbers in the Year of Dog

The lucky numbers that will open the road to wealth are 4 and 6.

The lucky colors in 2018 

Lucky Colors in the year of dog: red, orange and yellow.

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Elegant, Passionate and Happy

 

 

Indoor Plants

Indoor plants are not only trendy but also bring you a tons of fortunes this year.   A great corner to place plants is the south corner of the office or home.

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To be continued.

 

Happy the Year of Dog

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Chinese New Year through the Looking Glass

One of the best things about Chinese New Year is that there is 7 days to celebrate.  And  today is the 3rd day.

 

One of the traditions about Chinese New year is to burn incenses to worship ancestors and pray for the best for the new year.  The experience is just absolutely beautiful.

 

For this year, we created a series of interiors featured with Chinese antique and Chinoiserie styles to celebrate the year of the rooster.  For this particular  dining set in the following video, the inspiration comes from the tradition that Chinese burn incenses to worship the kitchen god on the 3rd day of the Festival.  The set features with antique Huanghuali arm chairs, Ming dining table, pagoda chandelier chinoiserie wallpaper and Louis XVI gilded mirror.

 

 

Happy Monday and Happy Chinese New Year

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