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Lucky Bamboo Revolution

Posted on Apr 21, 2016

Bamboo Dining Room

A SYMBOL OF LUCK AND GOOD FORTUNE

Bamboo (Bambusoideae), a flowering perennial evergreen plant in the grass family Poaceae, is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world. For over 5,000 years, Dracaena (the Bamboo plant) has been a beloved symbol of luck in many Asian cultures. Practitioners of Feng Shui often recommend the introduction of the Lucky Bamboo Plant into the home, to bring the residents health, love, and good fortune. It is thought that bamboo plants bring good luck because they grow quickly and are incredibly strong.

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Zen Family Dining

Posted on Apr 14, 2016

Bamboo Dining Room

EXPLORING CULTURAL INTRIGUE

"I receive this food
surrounded by family:
It was quite a feast.
"

The word for “meal” in Japanese is gohan. Although gohan literally means “steamed rice,” today the word is used to refer to any meal, including Western favorites. In Japanese culture, eating with family is a treasured tradition that is practiced in most homes for main meals throughout the week. Eating together is a wonderful way to bond with your loved ones, and a great way to start new family traditions. 

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Extreme Minimalism

Posted on Apr 07, 2016

Tiny House

THE TYPICAL AMERICAN HOME

"Things, things, and more things,
Cluttering the mind and soul
Quietude wants less."

The typical American house boasts about 2,600 square feet of living space. The costs associated with paying for a large house, and the taxes and upkeep on a large house, can be astronomical: most Americans spend at least 15 years of their working lives simply paying for the roof over their heads. The cost of such a lifestyle often forces homeowners to live paycheck to paycheck, and discourages many renters from buying homes in the first place. Is there a solution to this growing concern? 

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Mindfulness: The Art of Zen

Posted on Mar 30, 2016

Bedroom Sanctuary

THE ESSENCE OF ZEN ART

"The hours of the day
Whirl and whoosh by,
abated by my peaceful home"

It is said that Asian art portrays spirit, while Western art portrays form. In Zen art, the artist strives to illustrate the inherent nature of an aesthetic object by the simplest means possible.The goal is to capture the intrinsic qualities of the object, its eternal essence.

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Spring Cleaning and Decluttering

Posted on Mar 10, 2016

Minimalist Living 

Minimalist living involves the ability to declutter your home. But first, let's focus on why this really matters.  Japanese design is beloved the world over for its ability to transform your home into a tranquil and inviting space. At its root are seven core elements that are helpful to keep in mind when embarking on your de-cluttering project. 

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