Silk lantern in 'Le Jardin des Hespérides' designed by Andy Cao and Xavier Perrot. Silk lantern looms oversized but weightless in a reflecting pond. The lantern, fabricated according to traditional construction techniques and sewn by villagers in Vietnam. This photo was taken during Jardins de Métis edition 2006 - 2007 in Grand-Métis, Quebec, Canada.
Treppengestaltung mal anders: Rustikale Holzdielen auf weißer Schlichtheit.
Japanese Women Settle Into Luxury Retirement Village in Japan
Nestled among the trees in Shizuoka—a rural prefecture aptly nicknamed “Japan's Riviera”—is a tiny commune of curious cottages. Far from a campsite, these tent-like dwellings comprise Jikka, a charming retirement home designed by Toyko-based architect Issei Suma. The teepee-like design mimics the surrounding mountainous landscape while offering modern comforts inside—perfect for those who've spent their lives laboring, and are looking for more relaxation. Jikka was initially created ...