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Biophilic Design (and wood)

What is Biophilic Design?   Biophilia is the human love of nature.  Biophilic design is the practice of consciously incorporating materials or spaces that reinforce our relationship with the living world into the…

Historic Yakisugi in Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan

A Tour Of Japan’s Historic Yakisugi

We landed at Tokyo Narita earlier this summer on a cloudy Monday afternoon, legs sore from our ten-hour direct flight from Portland. It was my first experience in Japan, and I was…

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