Sunday, September 22, 2013

House of spirits

In Thailand, you can see miniature houses standing next to most homes. These miniature houses in 1/12 are called spirit houses. Spirit houses are the dwelling places for invisible helpful spirits. Thai people offer food and drinks to their spirits as they protect your home. I want to share the following pictures with you as this spirit house is very detailed and in good condition. Some are real works of art. Nowadays most are made in cement but the wooden ones are are really beautiful and unique.


 I have two at home and though I am not a buddhist, I like the idea that friendly spirits protect my house. In a next post, I will show you "cemetaries" of spirit houses. When you drive, it's not unusual to see dozens of old and dilapidated spirit houses tossed together on the roadsides. That's the way they finish their lives.
 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

An article

Two months ago, the Editor of the Dolls House Magazine in the UK contacted me about an article for her magazine. I sent her some pictures and answered her questions by mail.
It was published in this month's magazine.
As most of you don't live in the UK, I attach a copy of the 4 pages. I hope you'll enjoy reading it.
Unfortunately, I have a lot of wor at the University this semester and my project doesn't change much....
I will let you know as soon as something happens. Have a nice weekend :)