Monthly Archives: February 2010

creativity adds to a successful urban retail service

I wish we have more inventive retail models to show  in various communities. We need unique ideas, inventive and speak more of the community itself to preserve and enhance the authenticity of communities. Chain stores, franchises, heavy capital investment are not … Continue reading

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Terry Hershey Park

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More fun at Blancos

Food beer and dancing What can you ask for more?

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Fun at Blanco’s!

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Things that are not there…an illusionary dream of cosmic energy

Create your own Zen garden If a calm, visual space is appealing, create your own Zen garden. Do some homework. Study Zen designs in magazines and books, including those of the 15th-century contemplation karesansui gardens at Ryoanji Temple in Kyoto, Japan. … Continue reading

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Beautiful Galveston Island State Park

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New Hope Housing installation of art

Plasma cut sheet metal made into fanciful art fence/screen. The artist is Carmen Lomaz Garza from California. Isn’t this great?  Be sure to go see. There are three panels along the north bound of I 45 around Telephone Road exit … Continue reading

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Fire Station 90 signage.

You’d think the fire department would understand the importance of water conservation… After the fight they initially put up they finally get it.

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Keiji’s “Birdeye” Woodblock Prints

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Zen in the art of Garden Appreciation

The seven main aesthetic qualities in Zen 禅gardens are asymmetry, simplicity, patina, naturalness, massiveness or deepness, freedom from convention and tranquility. Another way to describe this idea in Japanese is “Wabi Sabi and Shibui 侘寂渋い” It is about imperfection, impermanence … Continue reading

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