Archives for the day of: 02/15/2012

DIA550xH600mm, China

This small umbrella has a silver handle, a structure is made of bamboo and yawn, the shade is non-waterproof, to top it off, it has 2 pom pom on the top of the cap.  This is in fact a Chinese dance umbrella.  Around the Sung dynasty, merchants from the northern province acquired the umbrella from the south and brought them home as a novelty, in order to show it off a dance show is invented.  The moral of the story is – product promotion started early in China.

D120xW120xH240mm, Hong Kong

This is a small marine masthead navigation light which uses an oil lamp.  It is made by an old Hong Kong marine light company called Tung Woo which unfortunate is no long in business.