Friday, December 14, 2012

Asia Society Celebrates the Season !!

What a party !! Over 600 visitors enjoyed a night a fun and culture at Asia Society including tours of the Lin Tianmiao exhibition, holiday shopping and artisan demonstrations at AsiaStore, soft jazz in the visitors center and festive cocktails in the garden court!

Tranquil Tuesdays Tea Tasting at AsiaStore

Tranquil Tuesday's Charlene Wang coordinates a tea tasting at Asia Society. Tranquil Tuesdays is a social enterprise, based in Beijing China. believeing that as the flavors and aromas of tea slowly reveal their inherent qualities as they st...eep, with the proper training, support and encouragement, women can reach their full potential enjoying work that showcases their innate talents.

The teas are sourced from family-owned tea gardens where tea is still hand-picked and processed. The handmade tea ware showcases talent from Jingdehen, the ancient porcelain capital of China, creating unique one-of-a-kind tea ware that enhances the tea drinking experience.tea tasting at the Asia Society last Friday.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Holiday Celebration at Asia Society December 7th 6-9pm

Experience a night of fun and culture with friends and colleagues. Join us for the festivities, including:

  •  Free museum tours at 6:30 and 7:30 of Bound Unbound: Lin Tianmiao
  •  Live Jazz music by A J Khaw (piano), Jean Caze (trumpet) and Jon Price (bass)
  • Tea tasting and artisan demonstrations
  • Holiday Leo Bar, including specially priced 'Leotinis'
  • 20% discount at AsiaStore
  • Discounts on Membership

Monday, November 26, 2012

AsiaStore on Taxi TV

AsiaStore at Asia Society and Museum was thrilled to play host to George Oliphant, for an NBC shopping segment in which the store was highlighted as “one of the best places to shop on the Upper East Side.” NBC’s George to the Rescue finds that “AsiaStore is proof that shopping can also be a creative experience.” Strolling through textiles, accessories and jewelry by renowned designers and emerging artisans, George comments that visitors are “drawn in by AsiaStore’s wide selection of books on Asian art and culture” and should not miss AsiaStore’s unique home accents. Watch the clip of his visit, now being shown on and in local taxis, to “one of the best museum stores in New York.”

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Carol Cassidy's Laotian Silks at AsiaStore

Carol Cassidy returns to Asia Society New York from 12:30-3:30 pm on Friday, April 13, 2012 and Saturday, Aprl 14, 2012 to showcase an expansive array of her latest textiles including her signature brocades, jacquard weaves and ikats. A weaver since she was 17 years old, Cassidy arrived in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, as a textile expert working for the United Nations in 1989. A year later the Laotian government granted her a license to start Lao Textiles, making her the first American to run a business in the communist country. Lao Textiles was founded specifically to revitalize the once-flourishing Laotian textile sector, via weavings that combine centuries-old techniques with a modern sensibility.;

Thursday, February 23, 2012

AsiaStore Event: Kundan Jewelry by Lalit Kumar

Feb 23-24th 12-4pm: KUNDAN JEWELRY Demonstration

Lalit, a master kundan jewelry maker, lives within the walled city of Old Delhi, once the bastion of the Mughal empire. The art of Kundan was widely acknowledged by Mughal emperors as they sought to design both jewelry and objects set with stones and engraved with names of the emperors for the court. Lalit's trademark is to engrave beautiful flowers, leaves, birds and animals in the gold plate on the back of a pieces of jewelry

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Dita Sandico Ong Hits the Runway

AsiaStore designer Dita Ong presents her 2012 collection " Czarist Charms: Filipiniana Flirts with Unorthodox Flair" at Fashion Week. Proclaimed the Philippine Wrap Artiste, Dita is known for her innovative designs made out of natural, handmade textiles. As an advocate of environmental and cultural heritage, Dita has been continually working hand in hand with indigenous weaving communities across the Philippines Dita takes inspiration from indigenous fibers, creating sustainable fashions that Check out images from her show at