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ART&DESIGN November 21, 2016

Elements of Japanese Garden Design

Japanese culture may well be the most deliberate, self-conscious culture on the planet. One excellent example of this is found in Japanese garden design. As with ikebana or bonsai, Japanese garden design aims for a naturalism in which nothing is left to chance, and everything has meaning. If there are leaves scattered on the ground, […]

ART&DESIGN October 26, 2016

The Art of Bonsai: Creating Little Green Worlds

Bonsai, which literally means “plantings in a tray,” doesn’t sound impressive – until you see a small, 30 centimeter tree in a small ceramic dish. Then as you admire it, you find out that this tiny tree – which looks like a 100-year-old tree, standing stately – actually is a 100-year-old tree. In addition to […]