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    Clement Meadmore

    (via androphilia)

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  4. teatechaycha:

    茶花 Chabana

    "Chabana (茶花, literally "tea flowers") is the simple but elegant style of flower arranging for Japanese tea ceremony. It has its origins in the Ikebana style of flower arranging which is in turn firmly seated in both Shintō (神道) and Buddhism (仏教).

    A less formal style of Ikebana (生け花, literally “living flowers”) arrangement was added to the more stylized rikka (立花, literally “standing flowers”) arrangement and was called nageire (投げ入れ), or thrown in style. This new style had fewer rules and appealed to those who were searching for a more simple and natural look. Early tea masters used the nageire style until it further divided into the seika (生花), pure chabana, tea flower, styles. The chabana style, with no formal written rules, became the standard style of arrangement for Chanoyu (茶の湯, japanese tea ceremony).

    The chabana arrangement is a seasonal expression of flowers placed in a simple vase or basket. The materials for the vases range from bronze to both glazed and unglazed ceramics as well as bamboo, glass and other materials. When arranging chabana the host first selects the flowers and then an appropriate vase. No props are used as in Ikebana and the finished arrangement of flowers should evoke a feeling similar to what one feels in the natural garden setting.

    There are flowers which are considered inappropriate for chabana. They are referred to as kinka (禁花), literally “forbidden flowers.” According to the Genshoku Chadō Daijiten (原色茶道大辞典), they are flowers with unpleasant names, unpleasant odors, strong odors, no clear seasonality, and blooms which are long-lasting.

    text from wikipedia (japanese names added by me)

    photos by B. Lennart Persson, Katie and Nicki Kaoru

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    Nele Azevedo, Minimum Monument

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    BIG LEGO® House Reveal

    It even has the sharp edges to step on! Hopefully it turns out a bit brighter and tongue-in-cheek.

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    Komazawa Olympic Tower by Kenzo Tange

    Designed along with a large stadium for the Tokyo Olympics in 1964.

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  11. youmightfindyourself:

    London department store Selfridges have now opened The Silence Room - a concept originally dreamed up by founder Gordon Selfridge in 1909 which, until now, hadn’t come to fruition. Designed by Alex Cochrane Architects, the ground floor space is part of their No Noise campaign and offers a place for shoppers at the store to find peace amongst the bustling emporium. Despite the name, the room is not intended to be entirely silent but rather a place where people are encouraged to lower their voices and take some time to relax. “Our take from the beginning was that there was always going to be background noise and we really wanted to create a room that people can feel silent in regardless of that,” said Cochrane when speaking to Dezeen. “We’ve seen people sleeping there, meditating there. One person was seen praying there.” (via Dezeen)

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