Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Yi Xing – expanded marketing

Mrs. Yang’s tea shop:…… is now carrying a new line of Yi Xing products, mostly mugs.DSC00577ccrop

As with Tea-Pots, one requires a specific mug for different teas .. That's my logic to buy more….  The Tea Sets / Tea-Pots remain undistinguished.  When I visited the store, she only had two different types in stock, Models 001 and 009 .. so they made the trip home.   Workmanship, finish and overall quality rates good, as does ergonomics.   Aesthetics: to each their own, I like them.

At home; 1 of 15 and 9 of 15, are safely assimilated into the Yi Xing collective.DSC00665c

Interesting internal design detail .. a “tea leaf trap” DSC00667c

I scanned the catalogue and you will note numbers 004 and 014 are omitted. (not by accident, unlucky numbers)

The catalog extols all the virtues of Yi Xing wares and the wonders of Zi Sha (Purple Sand)purpleclay coverinside001 002 003 005 6 007 008 009 010 011 12 013 back

Monday, May 10, 2010

A few weekends at home

A few weeks ago I left the cold and very wet WuXi behind.  The weather in So. Cal has been fantastic of late .. With back to back weekends, I finished up a couple of fun projects.   …………   A few months back Andrew came by with some “acquired” furniture that  we converted / “Re-Purposed”.    From the remainder of the wood, I managed to build a new tea table, echoing in design the small seats,   made some months back:  ( Nov 2009)

The new tea table made is debut on Sunday afternoon:DSC00657cDSC00658c

Having started on: Feb 9th 2010, the last of the kitchen doors and drawers, were hung and mounted last weekend.a3a5

Now its time to re-model the; Kitchen Island and Dinning room areas.  I suppose in the grand scheme of things I should have completed the re-model before the finish carpentry .. but that’s just how it played out …..…. However, this Thursday ( 5/13/10) I’m back on the bus to: Hong Kong – Dongguan – Singapore and WuXi.