Saigon, a stewardess and a surprise – how a lecturer in France discovered Very Ngon
When a customer from France revealed to me that she and a friend spent their childhood years growing up in Saigon, I was very keen to know more.
Decorative, durable and very dep – Encaustic tiles in Vietnam (part 2)
The rise, the fall (& the rise again) of the cement tile in Vietnam. Take a leap into the history of encaustic cement tile production, its introduction to Vietnam and its rise from the veritable ashes after a fall from
Decorative, durable and very dep – encaustic tiles in Vietnam (part 1)
A recent visit to an encaustic cement tile manufacturer in Ho Chi Minh City inspires a dive into how these highly popular, yet enduring, decorative tiles are made.
Tales of a Tiger in Saigon and other Urban Legends
A true story about tigers roaming the jungles of Saigon… or is it?
Featured postcard: Rue Catinat, Saigon
The postcard that launched a lovely little business: Cochinchine: Saigon, Rue Catinat pres du theatre. An evocative image taken by French photographer, Poujade de Ladaveze, at the turn of the 20th century. I sourced this image back in 2009 from a
Too beautiful to use? Frame it
If like many of our customers you think our printed tea towels are just too beautiful to use (thank you – we’ll take that compliment), consider doing what others before you have done – frame it! I have seen our