we all know Ubud is not only the heart and center of culture and
art, but also a center for the best shopping in Bali. Some of the
finest antique, textile, painting and jewelry galleries are located
in Ubud. Now there is a new addition among the shopping choices
of Ubud, one which stands apart from the others because of its concept.
The shop called Toko East is rather bold with their concept because
they are introducing a slick contemporary design concept in an ornate
traditional environment. Across the street from one of the main
temples in Ubud, Pura Desa, you will find simple modern asian designs
for interiors and exteriors.
Toko East is picking up the best of the simplest design to suit
its concept. The manager, Tara Murff of Treasures Gallery Ubud and
Kedai Shop Candidasa, is selecting work from local designers such
as Jean-Francois, Jenggala, Seiki, and Wijaya Clasics and Interiors.
In Toko East you can find a variety of quality designs from majaphit
inspired bronze works, hand blown glass, handmade ceramics, to exterior
garden lamps, teak wood decoratives finished with sterling silver,
or leather office and home accessories. In addition there are other
lines to compliment the designers, lacquered sea shell accessories,
"hyacinth" water lily container weavings, and stone wears.