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Announcing a new product line – Shoji Lamps

January 4, 2009

Candle Lanter

Playful Elephant Shoji Lamp

We are excited to announce that we just received our shipment of new Shoji Lamps from Thailand. For those of you that are not familiar with Shoji Lamps, Shoji’s literal definition is a screen made of a wooden frame with rice paper. In Chinese and Japanese, the word Shoji means “something to obstruct” and generally refers to shoji screen walls.

Shoji was actually invented by the Chinese, but the concept was imported to Japan between the 7th and 8th century. It wasn’t until the 12th century that the Japanese popularized Shoji as a form of artwork. Shoji paper is traditionally made from mulberry paper, but is more often found as rice paper in modern times. Our lamps use mulberry paper where leaves are imprinted and rice paper for lamps with printed artwork.

These lamps add a unique Asian touch to any room and give off a soft glowing light. They are also all priced under $30, so they are affordable too! They look great in a living room or even better on two bedside tables!

A Creative Idea for Wall Decor…

January 2, 2009

Red Chinese Wall Fan from TheTravelledHome.com

Looking for something creative to fill a blank wall?  A Chinese Wall Fan just might do the trick.

The Travelled Home just launched a new section of authentic Chinese Fans featuring extra large fans perfect for adding a touch of Asian-style to your home’s decor.  Imported from China, our thick paper fans are individually hand-painted by local artisans.  They come ready-to-hang with a rope loop in the back.  At over 60 inches wide when unfolded, these wall fans are sure to make an impression on any room in your home!

Welcome to The Travelled Home’s New Blog!

February 11, 2007

I decided to start this blog to help chronicle all the unique design finds I come across online and to share thoughts and images from my travels around the world. I follow a lot of very interesting blogs on design (check blogroll on right) and I am hoping this blog will offer a bit of different flavor. You see, I have a passion for travelling. I love discovering new places and cultures. And one of the things I like about these new places is their design. I get very inspired by the creativity of places like Thailand and Bali. I started The Travelled Home (www.thetravelledhome.com) about 2 years ago to showcase the unique decor design from places like these. And I am hoping that this blog will serve as an outlet for the thoughts and experiences that feed The Travelled Home.

So, thanks for visiting and come back soon!!