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Bamboo

Tuesday, 4 May 2010 by Irene Hoofs
A little while back I wrote a guest-post over at the fabulous SFGirlByBay ... perhaps you already saw it... but perhaps you didn't :)
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Our garden in Kuala Lumpur is full of bamboo and i have really come to appreciate this incredibly strong and eco-friendly plant — although having the fastest growing plant on earth in your garden poses some challenges. but the crisp green colors of its leaves and retro look never cease to inspire me. this image (above) is of our garden, with bamboo curtains that not only help keep the mosquitoes away, but also make the lovely sound of bamboo clicking together when the wind comes up.

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I always have a vase of bamboo in my studio, where you can also find the beautiful plywood alphabet from bookhou. we just painted the wall very (and i mean very) dark blue, which makes the green leaves of the bamboo even look prettier.

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Bamboo furniture and accessories combined with rattan are my new found love in home decoration. i wanted to share with you some lovely vintage etsy finds: 1.) rare arabia of finland kaj franck casserole and bamboo carrier 2.) vintage bamboo shelf with hooks 3.) vintage bamboo basket and 4.) vintage bamboo magazine holder.

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And of course, the long-time item on my wish list, is this rattan ‘eureka’ hanging chair by giovanni travasa (image on right). i just love this chair and hope to be rocking in it one day soon right here in kuala lumpur. many thanks to victoria for inviting me from bloesem to share here on your beautiful blog.
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