We are super chuffed to have been featured in The New York Times, 36 hours in Siem Reap article! Read the whole article for some great tips on how to make the most of Siem Reap in 36 hours. We're planning on trying the Siem Reap food tour, just in case we've missed out on any street food treats since moving here!
It's time for a SALE.
A selection of our lacquer trays, lacquer bowls, silk scarves, ceramic, horn jewellery and cushions are going on sale! Pop by to catch yourself some goodies...
We have finally returned from our travels and it feels good to be home! The shop has re-opened it's doors and we will be here to greet you from Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm.
Watch this space, as we are slowly but surely receiving our new collections and will shortly be introducing them...
The shop will be closed from the 6th of June until the end of July but will re-open for the start of August, with lots of new collections! We are off to work on new collections with the craftsmen and also for a cheeky little holiday before the start of the next high season. We will post some images along our travels but here is a little sneak peek of what's to come...
Once a year, the temples are open to the public in the evening for 3 days to celebrate Khmer New Year and with improved lighting, this year was even more spectacular than the last! With restricted access, we could only see Angkor Wat from a distance but were able to visit Bayon Temple and go all the way to the top, a truly beautiful and magical experience.
Our tucked away 'Kandal Village' is slowly but surely making a name for itself! With a double page spread in The Phnom Penh Post weekend newspaper, our area is becoming the place to visit in Siem Reap. Thank you Lara Dunston for another great article and Terence Carter for the photos.
For the past week, small groups of Japanese tourists have been visiting our shop, all with the Aruco guidebook in hand. The guidebook is fun and colourful with a playful layout and packed with great information about Temple town. Thank you to the Aruco team for the feature!
We are currently working on our next collection of ceramic vases. Working with the craftsmen and getting the shapes just right is the best part of the job! Here's a little sneak peak of what we are up to.
Introducing our bold and colourful ikat placemat and table runner collection made from handwoven split bamboo. Available in five colourways, it's a great way to dress up your table! Head over to our products page for more info.
We are really excited about being featured in Australia's Jan/ Feb issue of the International Traveller! How to experience Siem Reap Temple town in style, and not only did we get a mention but also a feature shot of our beautiful silk necklaces and horn candle holders ( top right hand corner). A big thank you to Lara Dunston for a great article and Terence Carter for the photos.
The sun is shining and the heat is just right, so all is good in Siem Reap temple town. We have been a little slow on the blog but will be updating shortly so keep an eye out for our gorgeous cotton blankets and colourful split bamboo placemats. Big Love x
Eric celebrated the 1st year anniversary of his Siem Reap Flagship store in style and put on a great fashion show, showcasing his new menswear and womenswear collection. (Left: Danich modelling one of the looks/ Right: Eric Raisina)
The first Fashion, Art and Design guide has finally been published, featuring all the interesting shops and galleries to visit in Siem Reap, and we made in on the cover! They decided to use a photo from our shop display so we are chuffed to bits.
Christmas trees, Snowflakes and stars made from cinnamon bark are getting us into the festive spirit. We just received our Christmas decorations and got to tell you the shop is smelling scrumptious!
Just in, the bold ikat and black & white cheque cushion collections have finally arrived! Both have a little something extra special with a black lacquered silk back and they look great mixed together. Setting up a little display in the shop so will post photos soon...
Here's a taster from our new collections of cushions, mixing old tribal indigo fabric with handwoven Cambodian silk. More collections to come!
Teatime is a very big deal to us British lot, so imagine our excitement when our new metallic teatime collection arrived! Teapots , teacups, mugs, milk jug, dishes and bowls, all in a slick metallic and matt black glaze. A few pieces are still missing but we couldn't wait and just had to share a sneaky preview.
These scarves are one of my favourite products from the new collections. Made from 100% handwoven cotton, it's the perfect example of mixing traditional ikat weaving skills with a modern aesthetic. Traditional Cambodian ikat is usually reserved for silk pieces, with very decorative busy patterns. The weavers working on this project have been experimenting with cotton and cotton & silk blend modern patterned ikats and I cannot wait to see the next developments. Visit the products page for a full colour range of both styles of scarves.
The flower silk scarves have a bold abstract flower pattern in a selection of bright colours. A slightly thicker weight than the zebra stripe organza silk scarf, this scarf has a luxe feel to it. I've got a little weakness for the burnt orange and grey colourway which will most likely find it's way into my wardrobe...
These jewels are the next addition to our necklace collections. I couldn't help myself and have kept an orange and beige one, worn together adjusted at different lengths. Made from tie dyed handwoven silk, the necklace fastens with a bow, allowing you to adjust the length as you please.