Wednesday, March 18, 2009

yes! me worry!!

It's Wednesday evening in Haining, Zhejiang, China. For those of you who don't have a clue where that is, it's about an hour and a half southwest of Shanghai. And, if you don't know where that is, it's in China....Asia, the place where your head pops up when you dig through the earth...all the way. This blog was supposed to be about something completely different, but this just got interesting to me.

OK, back to the topic. On Monday evening, I arrived in China expecting to see mostly completed work on new products. I saw something a little different. But, then again, I always see something a little different.

Many of you might know what a Chinese fire drill is. Well, that has been our mode of operation for the past few days. And, I'm glad to say, it's worked.On Friday morning, I will be photographing over 25 pieces of new furniture, great looking, interesting stuff with a point of view.

I'm very proud to have worked with some very dedicated people, and I want to thank them, specifically Mr. Ng, Mr. Wang, Vicky Mi, all the sample makers and Lily Tian. These people have labored and slugged it out to live up to their well earned reputations as excellent business partners, artisans and friends. They have gone above and beyond going above and beyond. Mr. Wang did not go home last night, making sure our samples were going to be ready on time. And Vicky and Lily were drawing patterns to assist in the manufacture of products that were only approved minutes earlier.

Thank you, everyone.


  1. Tom,
    What Me Worry?
    that string tie....I am not sure it does you any fashion favors.

    Glad you are on the job and hope we can sell new items to the Sears machine and move Home Decorators more and more. Self interest being my thing of course.

  2. YES, THANK YOU ALL for you incredible hard work, enthusiasm and creativity.

    THANK YOU Tom for more than I can put into words.


  3. While reading this post I was thinking to myself...... for Angelo's new furniture line?
    From reading the comments, it appears the answer is YES!

    Do hope that it will be available in CANADA.
    Now I'm thinking, may be thru C & B?