Life in Laos through the lens of a diplomatic wife raising twin toddlers.
The beauty of tropical hardwoods is difficult to resist even though they are over harvested in many areas throughout Southeast Asia. Purchase should be avoided unless the mahogany, rosewood, or teak is FSC certified or doesn’t come from old growth forests. It is hard to know for sure if you’re buying legal or ecologically sound wood products and I always feel guilty when I do. I’ll try hard to resist the temptation here since I’m lucky enough to have the beauty of Lao rosewood throughout our home to enjoy everyday.