Embrace the Void: Applying the Japanese Concept of Ma to Interior Design

Embrace the Void: Applying the Japanese Concept of “Ma” to Interior Design

Empty spaces can also say so much, if you allow them to breathe. Photo courtesy of Stocksnap.io. It’s often said that strength can be found in numbers, but in some cases, the opposite can also hold true. It’s also possible to find power in smaller quantities – and in some cases, you can even find […]

A Touch of Zen: Applying the Bonsai Philosophy at Home

A Touch of Zen: Applying the Bonsai Philosophy at Home

The unique philosophy of the bonsai can also be applied to your home. Photo courtesy of Unsplash When it comes to furniture or flora that’s uniquely Japanese, the bonsai is one of the first symbols that springs to mind. Although it takes its roots from China, the art of just subtly altering a potted tree […]

Ikigai: A Creative Life of Passion and Purpose

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It is natural for humans to strive for satisfaction and look for a purpose. But sometimes we get caught in the cycle of achieving things that don’t bring us any satisfaction in the long run. This is common in people of all ages. We often make fun of the saying “what is life?” But for […]

Kanso: The Japanese Minimalist Approach

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Photo courtesy of: Tokiesmixes Truth be told, simplicity doesn’t look the same for everyone. Most of us taught that we should always get the best of all things. It is said that people fall easily into the trap of their ego. When thinking about an idea, people tend to build suspense out of the praise […]