• Elemental: Designing With Water

    In the practice of Feng Shui, the element of water is deeply symbolic. It serves as a physical metaphor for a person’s Qi, or life force, and plays a critical…

  • Chinese Gardens: The Heart of the Home

    Courtyard gardens are the literal and figural heart of the Chinese home. In a classical house, the main rooms open into a private garden that not only fills the home…

  • July Zhou: Ming Made Modern

    Artist July Zhou was born during China’s last civil war. A child of two creatives, he always knew he was meant for a life in the arts. But his plans were…

  • Shipping & Delivery: Modern Trade Routes

    With over 20 years in business, and clients from nearly every corner of the globe, we’ve become experts at shipping, handling and white glove delivery. Remote locations, strict delivery windows,…

  • In The Press: Treasure Trove Part 2

    In our last post, we shared a behind-the-scenes look inside of PAGODA RED founder Betsy Nathan’s North Shore home. For this installment, we’ll tour the outdoor spaces and hear from…

  • Travelogue: Following The Tea Horse Trail to Tibetan Art

    Earlier this year, PAGODA RED founder, Betsy Nathan took her teenage son, Levi, on a solo trip to Yunnan Province, China. The pair hiked a portion of the Tea Horse…

  • In the Press: Treasure Trove Part 1

    The recently remodeled North Shore home of PAGODA RED founder Betsy Nathan, and husband Daniel Goldberg, was featured in the March/April issue of Luxe Magazine. The project was a collaboration…

  • Kengo Kuma: Redefining Light

    Here at PAGODA RED, we are always on the lookout for design projects that re-use architectural elements in innovative ways. Handmade Chinese roof tiles are among our favorite such materials,…

  • Emily Mackie: The Design Whisperer

    According to Emily Mackie of Inspired Interiors, the design world is full of people who are skilled at making things pretty. Though the spaces Emily creates are certainly beautiful, she…

  • Mario Aranda: An Artist’s Approach

    Mario Aranda is an artist and go-to designer for tastemakers—perhaps best know for shaping the look of renowned Chicago fashion boutique, Ikram. Having studied art, architecture and design, Mario says…

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