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James Andrew at the Pagoda Red satellite store, NYC. photo by Matthew Dean

James Andrew at the Pagoda Red satellite store, 1stDIbs, New York City. photo by Matthew Dean

Getting ideas for our WIJW Shangai HQ, I’m pictured (above) at the stunning Chicago based Pagoda Red satellite gallery located at 1stDIbs, 200 Lexington Avenue here in New York City.

As you may know we here at WIJW are huge fans of Asian art and antiques—supremely versatile, Asian work can bring that perfectly exotic touch to a wide range of interiors—from modern to transitional to more traditional interiors; in fact, I incorporate Asian pieces in nearly all of the interiors I create for my clients.

For a rather remarkable selection of Chinese art and antique, Chicago based Pagoda Red is a fantastic go-to resource. They have a rich selection of 18th and 19th century Chinese furniture and art as well as contemporary Chinese and Asian work. Regarding the latter, there is a noteworthy emerging base of designers and artists that are now producing some spectacular contemporary Asian pieces like the lovely lucite chair with Ming porcelain-style joints I’m picture sitting in, or the marvelous meditation stone writing table with a modernist metal base (also pictured below)—a super chic conflation of old and new.

Lucite and porcelain chairs. Each blue and white porcelain joint is hand-painted with a Ming lotus pattern and fired in the imperial kilns at Jingdezhen. Beijing, China, 2010

Lucite and porcelain chairs. Each blue and white porcelain joint is hand-painted with a Ming lotus pattern and fired in the imperial kilns at Jingdezhen. Beijing, China, 2010

Meditation Stone Top Writing Table, Liaoning Province, China, Contemporary.

Meditation Stone Top Writing Table, Liaoning Province, China, Contemporary.

I’m making room for this phenomanal 18th Century Japanese “Arctic Falcon” painting (below) either for myself or one of my lucky clients.

Kano school painting of an Arctic Hawk on its stand rendered in ink and colors on silk. Japan 18th century Ink and Colors on Silk

Kano school painting of an Arctic Hawk on its stand. Ink and color on silk, Japan 18th century

Photographed at Pagoda Red here in New York City by the uber talented Matthew Dean, I’m sporting a Tom Ford “Country Jacket” in amethyst wool silk tri-color windowpane and a mauve cotton micro check shirt with French cuffs, Charvet chartreuse silk tie and pocket square, antique moon stone cuff links, vintage Rolex watch, Gucci chartreuse python belt with silver double horse head buckle, Yves Saint Laurant aubergine suede “Eton” boot and my fragrance, for a touch of the exotic, is Creed Original Santal.

11 Comments

  1. dominic says:

    Stunning!

  2. James Andrew says:

    Dear Dominic,

    Thank You!

    Pagoda Red- has a tremendous selection of the most sublime things!

    Cheers

    JA

  3. NFranc says:

    There’s always something fabulous to find at Pagoda Red. Check out their website too – easy to navigate and fabulous folks to connect with at the Chicago showroom. Great place for holiday gifts and re-doing your living spaces for the festivities!

  4. Valentina Gilda says:

    Nice! What brand jeans are you wearing?

  5. wendy woo says:

    Love the chairs!
    I love incorporating the old and new! Thanks for this find!

  6. James Andrew says:

    Darling Wendy,

    Yes- my approach is always about mixing the best of old and new and east meets west.

    Thank You for all your love and support!

    Cheers

    JA

  7. Gayle Maccia says:

    I first became aware of them when I lived in Chicago and was the Visual Director for a company out there. They have amazing pieces and I agree, mixing the best of old and new is a wonderful combo. Nice post…and you look absolutely amazing, as always. Taste, style & substance!

  8. James Andrew says:

    Dear Valentina,

    Thank You!

    I am wearing J Brand – Kane jeans.

    Cheers

    JA

  9. James Andrew says:

    Dear Gayle,

    You have had such an incredibly amazing and diverse backround!

    I love hearing about all your experiences and your support and love are so sublime!

    Thank You!

    JA

  10. Dean says:

    Wow James! Fab-oo! Super glam!

  11. James Andrew says:

    Well Dean-

    Should you ever be in the need for some Asian glam- try Pagoda Red!

    Cheers

    JA

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