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Yes Please! I'll take the big patterned one for my bedroom and the peacock one (right side, third row down) for my living room.

Yes Please! I'll take the big patterned one for my bedroom and the peacock one (right side, third row down) for my living room.

A Polynesian paradise once existed in Boston’s Chinatown. In the ’50s the place was known as Bob Lee’s Lantern House, but in the ’60s it became Bob Lee’s Islander. I went there once when I was 6 years old. I remember the tropical peacock chairs and an exotic fish tank. Bob Lee’s Islander was a technicolor, tiki, hippie heaven. But alas the party had to end. Bob Lee ran into financial trouble in the ’70s and made his way back to China before I was old enough to try a cocktail.

A Polynesian paradise once existed in Boston’s Chinatown. In the ’50s the place was known as Bob Lee’s Lantern House, but in the ’60s it became Bob Lee’s Islander. I went there once when I was 6 years old. I remember the tropical peacock chairs and an exotic fish tank. Bob Lee’s Islander was a technicolor, tiki, hippie heaven. But alas the party had to end. Bob Lee ran into financial trouble in the ’70s and made his way back to China before I was old enough to try a cocktail.

Though the argument could be made for Eero Arnio’s “Ball Chair,” the coolest chair of all time is the “Manila” or “Philippine,” better-known-as the wicker peacock chair.   The chairs which originally came into vogue in the United States in the early 20th Century when they were imported from the Phillipines, became a staple for  photography studios as well as parlors and smoking rooms in wealthy homes. The throne-like chair, made of sturdy but lightweight material, was valued for its exoti...

Though the argument could be made for Eero Arnio’s “Ball Chair,” the coolest chair of all time is the “Manila” or “Philippine,” better-known-as the wicker peacock chair. The chairs which originally came into vogue in the United States in the early 20th Century when they were imported from the Phillipines, became a staple for photography studios as well as parlors and smoking rooms in wealthy homes. The throne-like chair, made of sturdy but lightweight material, was valued for its exoti...

Peter cottontail takes a better photograph, but Cheng Lei has a way with the kiddies.

Peter cottontail takes a better photograph, but Cheng Lei has a way with the kiddies.

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