Wild Flowers for Tea Ceremony

Wild Flowers for Tea Ceremony

Posted by on Oct 24, 2015 in Architecture, Landscape Architecture

We brought a small bouquet of astor from our backard to our tea ceremony lesson. Our teacher kindly and beautifully arranged it with pampas grass in a bamboo vase. The arrangement transported the rustic atmosphere of outside into the room. It brought in the essense of the season, too. Sometime, you do not need a large […]

Rain Chain – Supreme Alternative to Downspouts

Rain Chain – Supreme Alternative to Downspouts

Posted by on Oct 18, 2015 in Architecture, Blog

Architects and home owners often detest downspouts; they are too functinal and ugly. I agree and usually place them inconspicuous locations. But I also know that there is a much better alternative: a rain chain. Rain chains are decorative chains installed at the nose of roofs or eaves in Japanese traditional architecture.  Through them, rainwater tricles down gracefully.  […]