There are times when I think, ‘Ooh, I must blog that’, then the time goes and before you know it and you’re onto something else. My Achillies Heel and one that I constantly tell myself off over! Then something comes along to make you think, Wow!, That’s why I should blog. This particular thing was the wonderful blog by a firm called Terry’s Blinds up in Stoke on Trent, and their designer insights feature.
Being in the interiors business it is great to follow other interior companies and specialists on Twitter and Facebook, to get ideas and share insights. So, when I was asked by Terry’s Blinds to write up my top tips for current designs, I was both delighted and inspired. There are so many things going on at the moment, we are currently being asked a lot about colour, seating and individual pieces that will mix and match in a home. How do I get all of this across in a blog post? Well, Terry’s Blinds blog does just that. A simple question and answer format, with beautiful photographs, I couldn’t have done better if I’d tried! Not only did it give me a chance to explain about Qing art, what makes us special and why we do this, I could let people know the latest trends with us and show pieces that are gaining a lot of interest. Then, on top of that, I got to look at all the other designers insights and get ideas there too! Just what I needed.
So, here I sit, at my computer, blogging and already thinking of the next thing I want to write! Thanks Terry’s Blinds, great to get to know you and I look forward to more of your posts in the future.
One of the best things about going out to see our artists in Beijing, apart from the fantastic food that I always eat too much off, is seeing the variety and creativity they produce in their work. Never do they cease to amaze me with their outstanding designs and the pains they go into detail with. Our latest visit was no exception.
A selection of Li’s work now showing in Portico Gallery Sevenoaks
And that is why it is no surprise that other galleries and shops are asking to stock some of our designers. Having worked previously with the wonderful Portico Gallery in Sevenoaks, Kent before, we were delighted that they asked to sell more of Li’s new ceramics from Qing Art. Impressed with the quality of the pieces and the innovative design they fit very well into modern, contemporary spaces.
What an exciting week this was, a new shipment came in with lots of new furniture. A few custom built pieces went the same week to their buyers, the rest is in our shop where it is showing of its beauty.
Not only for Qing was this an exciting week, but also for Said who had his first week of work here. His first workday was when the shipment came in and he really proved himself with his hard work.
Mao Ping went back to Beijing to see his wife and baby girl, Anne-Marie is joining him today and together they will go to Yue’s furniture studio as well as go to see Li’s new ceramics, how exciting!
As Anne-Marie and Mao Ping are gone the interns will take over Qing for the next ten days. Isn’t it great that they trust us and give us the opportunity to show what we can do?
Come and give Qing a visit while we look after the shop!
Pictures by Pooma Photography of Li and his team on the production of Qing Art’s beauifully hand made contemporary furniture. Working in oak, all our furniture is made to the highest quality with art and form in mind.