• Our First-Ever Fashion Collaboration

    Robin Richman and her atelier are collaborating with us on a one-of-a-kind project. Vanguards of fashion and design, Robin’s team is reimagining our collection of 1940s Chinese clothing for men + women. The designers deconstruct and embellish the silks and linens with vintage metal appliqué and other unexpected accoutrements. COMING SOON.

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  • D. B. Kim: Global Beat

    D.B. Kim’s sophisticated, risk-taking designs make lasting first impressions. Designing in-house for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide or in collaboration with Daroff Design + DDI Architects, Kim has spent nearly two decades updating the look and feel of life outside the home. Recently returned from Beijing after a two-year stint as Vice President of hospitality design for […]

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  • Wabi Sabi: Real Love & Perfect Imperfection

    Remember the Velveteen Rabbit? In the famous children’s book, a boy takes the stuffed rabbit everywhere: out to picnics on the grass, into the garden, and into bed, where it sleeps with the boy every night. The more love wears off on the rabbit, the shabbier it gets, and the closer it comes to the goal of becoming “real.” The Velveteen […]

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  • Modern Design’s Debt to Asian Craft: Under The Influence

    This article by PAGODA RED owner Betsy Nathan first appeared in the Chicago Gallery News, May 2016. From German Bauhaus designers to Scandinavian and American mid-century makers, modernists have always been inspired by Asia. George Nakashima apprenticed in his ancestral Japan to learn “the finest traditions” of woodworking. Hans Wegner paradoxically helped to define Danish design […]

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