Every home furnishings store seems to have a dash of Asian style these days, but Angsana Imports is the place to go to find original, unusual and handmade pieces from Lipkowitz’s travels to Southeast Asia and Indonesia. You’ll love Angsana’s new location just south of Swinton Avenue in a house, which shows off the furnishings well.
Some things we loved: A 5-foot-by-6 foot wall with a Buddha face from Thailand that can be converted into a water feature ($2,500) and two bronze women with pots on their heads from Thailand, which can be used as planters or used with tiki torches for parties ($3,500 for the pair). The teak four-poster bed is a dream ($3,600 for a king $3,200 for a queen). Monks lighting candles from the “Light of Faith” Thailand series are a conversation starter ($1,000-$3,000).
Ever see the small offering containers that monks in Southeast Asia use to bring their offering to temples? You can find them for $145. And a small oxcart wheel on a stand from Cambodia is $195.
The store is named after the Angsana tree, a symbol for living life fully and within the moment. Its flowers develop in clusters, then burst into bloom for only one day. The next day, the fragrant yellow flowers rain down on forest floors or city streets. So live for today, baby.
ANGSANA IMPORTS, 20 S. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach; 561 330-6676; angsanaimports.com; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 12 to 5 Sundays.
— CHARLYNE VARKONYI SCHAUB
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