A comment about the beautiful bowl in my previous post reminded me of this. I bought the bowl in Hong Kong in a lacquer goods shop and carefully brought it home packed in my clothes in the middle of my suitcase. I just loved the vibrant primary colours and the fantasy feel to the design. Then - on my recent trip to Canberra, in the National Gallery giftshop, I discovered Hundertwasser. I bought a 2008 calendar just to enjoy his amazing art, which I now realised was "ripped off" for the lacquered bowl! On googling the artist to learn more about him, I find that he was also a sculptor and architect who designed buildings that look pretty much like his art. He even encouraged the tenants to reach out of their windows and paint their own little patch. Love it!