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In Form School Feng Shui, does the Energy of a Home Always Remain Constant?

Form School feng shui principles state, Form Defines Energy. Simply put, if the form changes then the energy changes. Let’s say you have lived in the same house for many years without remodeling, and the basic form of the house remains the same.  The energy within your home, is more or less the same.  But, …

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What To Do When You Must Let Go Of Sentimental Items

In Feng Shui, space is energy, therefore, clearing the clutter is an important step in creating new energy. Letting go of sentimental items is always very difficult to do. But sometimes circumstances do not allow us to keep them.  My 96 year old uncle in Honolulu was just hospitalized for several weeks due to pneumonia.  …

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How Can We Learn From the Na’vi in the Movie Avatar Who Follow Feng Shui Principles.

James Cameron’s epic movie Avatar was a real treat to the senses.  But what really resonated with me was the Na’vi on Pandora. The Na’vi live in harmony with nature which is true Feng Shui!  How they live and how they respect their environment was really inspiring. They talk about their spiritual connection “Eywa” which …

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Interior Design Ideas for Placing Pictures and Art on Walls

We all have art that has meaning to our lives; from family photos to souvenirs from our travels.  They are reminders of who we are, where we have been, and what we love.  If poorly positioned, sometimes those meaningful images get lost on the walls of our home.  Just by improving the placement through simple …

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Visual Noise and Simplifying your Interior Design

Visual noise is physical clutter in the design world.  Growing up in Tokyo one becomes accustomed to all the visual noise of the city in the shape of advertisements on buildings, inside stations, trains, buses and virtually everywhere.  With millions of people in a confined area, space is a premium so it is filled with …

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Yin/Yang from an Interior Design perspective

From an interior design perspective, yin is the quiet or non-active areas of the house while yang is the active and places of gathering.  Yang rooms are the living room, kitchen and dining and the yin would be the bathrooms and bedrooms.  In the Yang room it is fine to have stimulating objects and colors …

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