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Creating Sacred Space – Building a Meditation Room

Friday, August 04, 2017

This blog describes the restoration, repurposing, and rebuilding of an exterior stone facade salvaged from an earthquake as a complete interior environment called The Meditation Room...

Interior Fusion – The Influence of Asian Art on Western Interior Design

Friday, December 16, 2016

A new movement has surfaced in the interior design world; eclecticism. This style combines the fashions and designs of multiple periods, from ancient to contemporary and East to West. Eclecticism aims to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts, which echoes certain concepts behind an ancient Chinese philosophy called Feng Shui. Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophical system designed to create harmony between the individual and their environment....

Molten Magic – A Brief History of Glass

Friday, November 11, 2016

In the year 14 BCE a young Phoenician named Pelles celebrated his 19th birthday just like he spent most days – working in his father’s glass studio on the outskirts of Sidon. Yet, something was amiss. He failed to notice the loud arguing voices in the distance, until he was grabbed from behind and dragged outside....

Filled to the Brim – African Figurative Ceramic Vessels

Friday, October 07, 2016

Ceramic works from Africa can be loosely divided into two categories: terra cotta figurative art and earthenware vessels. In opposition to figurative art, ceramic vessels can be broken down into two sub-categories: utilitarian and ceremonial...

The Art of the Dig – Excavated Ancient Artifacts

Thursday, September 29, 2016

They called him The Digger, Diggy for short. It was an apt nickname considering his most peculiar hobby – digging. As a child he created countless craters in his parent’s garden and didn’t stop until he had pock-marked the lawns of all his relatives. As an adult, friends couldn’t invite him to their homes lest he sneak into their backyards, regardless of the season...

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  1. Appreciating Buddhist Art: Part Four – Ritual Tools and Symbols Glen Joffe 18-Aug-2017
  2. Tutsi Basketry – World Class Weaving Glen Joffe 11-Aug-2017
  3. Creating Sacred Space – Building a Meditation Room Glen Joffe 04-Aug-2017
  4. Nature’s Handiwork – Introduction to Gongshi Glen Joffe 28-Jul-2017
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“Cultural objects tell stories; and in each story a simple message is found—all cultures are the same, we just express ourselves differentlyGLEN JOFFE, OWNER