• Michael Thompson: Studio Visit

    The work of Chicago-based artist Michael Thompson defies even the most ardent attempts at classification. He’s the kind of creative whose technique, spirit, provocation and form is always cut with…

  • Liu Jian: Modern Ink

    PAGODA RED is pleased to announce Dreamscape a solo exhibition of new contemporary ink paintings by Liu Jian. Born in Shanghai in 1961 and now based in Toronto, Liu Jian…

  • Blue + White: The Perfect Pair

    Adaptable to any style, season or era, blue and white has long been a favorite of interior designers and artists. This classic color combination can be traced back to the…

  • Beyond Basics: Using Asian Antiques in the Bathroom

    The beauty and history of Chinese objects can transform even the smallest, most unexpected spaces. Explore the possibilities of using Asian antiques in the bathroom. Here are a few ideas for…

  • Taikkun Li: Chinese Ceramics Made Modern

    Taikkun Li paints traditional motifs and landscapes onto porcelain cola bottles, bridging east and west in one extraordinary object. An interdisciplinary artist, Li works in industrial design, fine arts, ceramics,…

  • Built for Life: Chinese Cabinets

    In dynastic Chinese design, there were no closets: only cabinets. Clothes, bed linens, robes, books and cookware were all stored in tapered cabinets, noodle cabinets and stacked cabinets. Today, timeless…

  • Matthew Patrick Smyth: Classic Comfort

    Clients in search of elegant but livable interiors call interior designer Matthew Patrick Smyth “Everyday chic” is an elusive quality for any home—a stylish space with sophisticated elements and antiques that…

  • 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…

  • Toyoharu Kii: Master of Modern Mosaics

    A leader in the global craft resurgence, Japan-based artist Toyoharu Kii works with hand-cut Italian marble and smalti, Venetian glass handmade by the same Italian family for over 400 years. Constructed using…

  • Chinese Scholar’s Rocks: Twists & Turns

    The horticulturist and garden designer Gertrude Jekyll once said, “A garden is a grand teacher.” It’s fitting, then, that Chinese scholar’s rocks and stones should be sources of inspiration for…