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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...

Hiss, Crack...KaBoom! – History of Chinese Fireworks

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

A thousand years ago, fireworks were not yet brilliant bursts of color in the night sky used for entertainment and celebration. In China, the first 'fire cracker' was nothing more than a green bamboo bursting open in a fire. Over time it evolved into an art, incorporating colors and designs. Custom made launchers were specially crafted for the fireworks, which have now become antiques, beautiful in their simplicity....

Beauty Re-envisioned – Repurposed Kuba Cloth

Friday, June 06, 2014

Kuba cloth are traditional woven textiles made by the people of the Kuba Kingdom in Central Africa. However, sometimes reaching over twenty feet in length these textiles are hard to present. We approached this challenge by re-purposing them into upholstery for contemporary furniture and unique geometric wall hangings that maintain, even enhance, their original beauty...

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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