Moriyama House, Tokyo, Japan, 2005 The “Moriyama House” is a housing complex in a quiet Tokyo district that uses the Japanese concept of simple and minimal living. A white block building surrounded by a landscape of paths, courts, and niches unfolds, cascading unhindered on all sides into the public alleys of the district. With respective gardens; the landscape, city, and house become indistinguishable with the design of the gardens and interjacent pathways and all blend together with a hint of adventure and mysterious.
Traveling with your spice rack is not ideal. This is why Japanese company, Muji, has made a book of spices to make flavoring your food while away from home a little bit easier.
This book from Muji is full of pages that are made of spiced paper, which dissolve from the heat and moisture of cooking. Now that kick of white pepper or red chili is just a tear away. And, since it is compact and perfectly portable, the Muji spice book is ideal for when you’re traveling!
One of the problems with Braille is that it’s typically printed in specialist books aside from the copies created for sighted people, meaning that those with sight difficulties can’t borrow their friends’ books and need to seek out the bookstores and libraries that cater for them. In the past, we’ve seen projects such as Thailand’sMr. Light and Mr. Dark — which uses special typography to enable the blind and non-blind to read the same book. Now the FingerReader initiative from MIT provides visually impaired readers with a wearable ring that can scan written text and read it out loud. READ MORE…
Artist: Shin Ji Ho (신지호) Song: Secret Love Affair (밀회) (密會) Album: eyEMOTIONS
Shin Ji Ho (신지호) is a well known pianist that has taken part in many OSTs and performances. In his album, eyEMOTIONS, he has composed many personal piano pieces, one of which is an OST for a drama named Secret Love Affair. It’s a soft yet powerful track of raw emotion with the piano and cello. The song is a journey through a forbidden love affair between a married, successful career woman and an innocent, young piano genius.
Snuggled in the heart of Shanghai’s shopping and nightlife hub, China’s first carbon neutral hotel is a sleek and smart boutique establishment with 26 distinctive rooms fashioned from the industrial spaces of a former factory warehouse. Elaborated by New York-based Jay Godfrey, the design is a mix of recycled wood materials and contemporary, minimalist styling with sharp lines and soothing colors. The hotel’s beautiful rooms are appointed with stone bathtubs and the latest gadgetry, while the stylish Downstairs restaurant offers global cuisine both indoor and alfresco.
Established in 1861, the exclusive Beau-Rivage Palace on the mighty shores of Lake Geneva has long been a favorite retreat among celebrities and the world’s rich and famous. Although newly renovated, the grandiose rooms and suites, with their timeless, refined décor and majestic lake views, celebrate a glamorous past while still featuring all the modern luxuries of a 5 star hotel. Eight treatment rooms offer the ultimate in spa pampering, and dining options range from French, Japanese, and Italian to a Michelin-starred establishment and a fabulous cellar which plays host to one of Europe’s largest collection of wines.