Excellent Form School Feng Shui Analysis of 911 Memorial Park in NY

Even though I have studied Form School Feng Shui for many years, when people ask me for a definition, it’s very difficult to give a precise answer. When I say feng shui is “living in harmony with nature”, it often ends up sounding trite.  Nowadays, there are many who promote a natural lifestyle, so it’s …

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Japanese Mixed Rice – Takikomi Gohan

The Japanese have a variety of mixed rice recipes. Some are called maze gohan and some are called takikomi gohan.  So, I asked my teacher, “what’s the difference?”  Maze gohan is when the rice is already cooked and you add ingredients to it, while takikomi gohan is when the ingredients are cooked with the rice …

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Modern Hardware that Matches a Japanese Aesthetic

Photo by deviantart.com The modern Japanese aesthetic design is based on a minimalistic approach stemming from the fact that space is a premium. If you have lived in a small space, you understand that with just a few items scattered around the room, it looks messy.  This is because with a limited area, the focus …

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The Japanese Aesthetic of Wabi Sabi

In the design world, I have heard many Westerners talk about the Japanese wabi-sabi (侘 寂) aesthetic. It’s difficult to describe many traditional Asian terms in English because not only is there no direct equivalent word, the Asian definition itself is very vague.  Many times, Westerners are confused as to why Asians can’t explain something …

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