Meli88a - no there were no pictures of the sewing room/guest bedroom which we sewing types might find interesting but I expect 99.99% of the magazines readers wouldn't. I did post my own (inferior) pictures here though.
Peacock Chic - yes there are water fountains behind each budda statue, the water flows down a stainless steel panel.
Gail - the painting in the living room is by a Vietnamese artist called Do Duy Tuan, lots of info comes up if you google his name. If I only had more wall space I would get more of his art, I love it all.
Now back to sewing.....
I finally got around to making the DKNY cozy knock off pattern, along with the matching tank.
It was super quick and easy to make, apart from cutting out the cardi-wrap - the front pieces are so big I had to cut on the floor which is no fun (for me anyway, my cats found it highly entertaining).
The fabric is a very soft grey knit, another bargain buy from a market in Hong Kong, it will be perfect for travel. My seam finishes are getting skimpier - after the serged edge on my last sweater this one has no seam finish at all, I just left the edges raw. I can't help feeling that this is just not right, but the thought of finishing the 17 mile long hem persuaded me that it would be just fine to leave the edges raw.