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According to the Lunar Calendar, the Chinese Year of the Tiger began on February 14.
The powerful Tiger is a symbol of courage, able to ward o evil and protect wealth. Hong
Kong-based antiques dealer Altfield Gallery's handwoven rugs from Tibet incorporate
Tiger images to ward o hardship and assure safekeeping. Once used by the Tibetan elite,
these rugs feature abstract Tiger motifs as well as stylised stripes with a central spine.
248-9 Prince's Building, Central, Hong Kong, (852) 2537 6370, altfield.com.hk.
LIVING IN A BOX
Just landed in Shanghai's French Concession district is NHDRO's (Neri & Hu
Design Research O ce) new residence. The 'Black Box' -- named as a nod to
in-flight data recorders and a place to store thoughts, processes and ideas -- is
hidden away down a tree-lined street, flanked by Art Deco villas. NHDRO's
streamlined, wood-clad, five-storey building houses a gallery and branch of its
high-end furniture and accessories store Design Republic, as well as NHDRO's
architec ture prac tice. Not surprisingly, boxes are everywhere: a wood-clad, street-
level facade with box-like windows extruding above street level; white boxes framing
display areas in the store; and o ces boxed in with glass walls. 88 Yu Qing Road,
Shanghai, (86) 21 6082 3788, neriandhu.com.
SOLE FOOD: Tibetan 19th-Century tan
ground tiger rug with spine and red border.
311 Stock Rd O'CONNOR WA 6163
Tel: +61-8-9314 5811 Fax: +61-8-9314 5877
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