New Year, New Leather

Kevin’s Travel Log: Sunflowers and other Wonders- Mae Hong Son Thailand

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New Year, New Leather

 Here are some of our favorite pieces from the New Leather line, available now at both Mohr & McPherson locations for a limited time. Also for a limited time they will be marked at 20% off retails for our new arrival leather promotion!* These fresh colors are sure to bring new life to your own collection, just in time for 2016.

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Leather Tub Chair in Racing Green, Vienna, Grey (left to right)

 

 

sofa etc

 

Patchwork Ottoman, Linen/Vienna Sofa, Low bench, Leather/linen side table

 

 

office leather

Cantilever Dining ChairCantilever Arm Chair

 

 

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Vienna/Linen Arm Chair, Vienna High Back Chair, Low Arm Chair

 

 

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Vienna Wing Chair, Grey Wing Chair

 

Like any, or all of the styles you see here? View the entire collection on our website by clicking here or on and of the style names below their corresponding pictures in this post. We would also love to see you in person at either of our shops.

*Offer good through the end of January 2016 only, cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers

 

 

Kevin’s Travel Log: Sunflowers and other Wonders- Mae Hong Son Thailand

 Our founder Kevin McPherson has relocated to Thailand. As Kevin explores his new home, he is snapping some photos for all of us back here in New England.

Here are some photos and notes from Kevin’s recent adventures, as well as some additional information about one place he and Nok visited-Northern Thailand. Read on to learn about the popular destination of Mae Hong which is famous for its exquisite and bountiful Sunflowers.

Travel Log

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Kevin and Nok traveling

IMG_1200“View in Pai, a hippy town in Thailand near the Laos border.”

 

FullSizeRender-5“Village clinic in San Patong just outside Chiang Mai.
We met A lady in her late 70s who ran it.”

 

IMG_1203“Sunflowers in Mae Hong Son”

Learn about Mae Hong Son

Northern Thailand is known for its beautiful scenery all year round, but from November to December things get even more extraordinary. This is the time of the famous sunflowers. One particularly lovely Sunflower hotspot is Mae Hong son. This is Thailand’s second Northernmost provincial capital. The town is sheltered by high mountains and had once been isolated from the rest of the world due to poor accessibility.  There is a strong Burmese influence here, which is exemplified in the many temples and Burmese style architecture. 

The drive to Mae Hong Son is the best way to catch some of the countries most rewarding views, but also includes navigating many narrow, bendy roads through the mountainside. If you’re up for the trip, you will  also be able to stop along the way to see some worthy road side attractions, such as the Long-Necked Women. These women belong to the  Pa Dong Karens tribe. This is a community of rice, tea and tobacco farmers, who are known for their exotic aesthetics. Women in this tribe wear many brass coils around their necks, a practice which is begun at an early age. More coils are added over time, which elongates the neck and is believed to enhance beauty. Older women may wear as many as 20 coils.

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Another popular attraction is the Pai River. People love to raft, boat and hike along this river.  Mae Sam Laep, a  hamlet off the Salawein River, is also popular for rafting. This area of the Salawein divides Thailand and Myanmar.

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Mae Sam Laep

North of Mae Sanang are the Mae Ha Cave and Mae Na Hot springs. The Namtopk Mae Surin National Park is home to the Mae Surin Waterfalls, believed to be the highest waterfall in Thailand.  The forests of Doi Mae U-Kho are made up of 250 acres of Sunflowers, which you can see in the photos below.

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Doi Mae U-Kho