Journey East

7 May 2013 – And Journey West…

428576_10150609890047690_1504135136_nIMG_3490Journey East was opened in 1995 at Dempsey Hill then, a furniture place which encourages environmental awareness. They specialise in a range of recycled, restored, eco-friendly furniture and home accessories. Now located on Outram Rd.

We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them. We say we love trees, yet we cut them down. And people still wonder why some are afraid when told they are loved – Author Unknown

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Being a tree person, the concept of this poster is appealing. Vertical gardens are the way to go with the limited space in SIN, also a nice effect to cover the hard and harsh concrete. Here, it is tastefully done with a combination of wood, quite inviting to curl up with a book here :-)

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The 3D monkey are delightful and would be cute to have in the vertical garden. Lotus Leaf Vases are a decoration themselves without any flowers in them, unique and attractive.

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Anita SAM, have sent her an image of what can be done with the smaller recycle water bottles. Make a chandelier or anything of them when you have time to find a way to do it.

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Check out the fun Extra Large novelties, can imagine male friends rowing their eyes if I mention that I have now seen the largest cork-screw :-) :-)

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Clever idea with these unbreakable dinosaurs for the children to play with while parents shop. Grandson JohnW would have enjoyed them but Ginger, a well-behaved cat is completely indifferent to tyrannosaurus rex… :-) :-) :-)

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2nd daughter May in Norway will love these retro design. Appreciations to Anita for taking time to chat and showing these fun furniture, art and deco. Thank you for allowing pix to be taken. This is only a tiny selection, highly recommended to see the full selection at Journey East. This life’s journey will soon continue to the west, but will journey east again in Oct…

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When Ginger, the shop’s pet appeared in FB, decided to check out the location. Met Anita via Brian&Helen some months back and then again in HKG. The showroom is in TBL Building, Mr Tan the owner of the building was an old family friend. Across from TBL Building used to be the school where some of my siblings attended. Now state land and a graveyard…

Also was in the area to take pix of 3 Seng Poh which was owned by grandfather in the 1940s-1960s. Another posting when time permits to research into the old pix at SIN Archives.

Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat;
But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth,
When two strong men stand face to face,
tho’ they come from the ends of the earth! – R Kipling

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2 thoughts on “Journey East

  1. Hi Amy,
    A while back, we bought nearly all our Living Room and Dining room furniture from Journey East.

    Min
    (from IGAS)

  2. Hello Min, tkx for dropping and for your comment. Good to hear from you and good to know that you have also been to Journey East, a place that also promotes in environmental awareness. The person who runs that place is someone I met recent and she is a nice lady.

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