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Mineral House – Tokyo

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This is a fantastic house found on The Cool Hunter that looks small and boxy on the outside but is roomy and well set out on the inside. Love it.
Reflection of Mineral is a 480-square-foot (about 45 square meters) residence located in downtown Tokyo’s Nakano ward. Designed by architect Yamashita Reflection of Mineral has received wide architecture and design media attention and numerous international awards.      
This house by Yasuhiro Yamashita Architectural Studios is an elegant expression of modern Japanese minimalism  and an example of brilliant use of a sparse site, a requirement in the tight space of downtown Tokyo
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Yasuhiro Ymashita was born in Kagoshima in 1960. He established Atelier Tekuto his architectural studio in Tokyo in 1991
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Zentangles

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I found these on Joggles.com, if you like doodling like I do, try these for fun instead. According to Joggles.com creating Zentangles is enjoyable and rewarding.  It might seem daunting when you look at what appear to be complex patterns, but each is really just a set of steps.  When you combine tangles is when the magic really happens. They also sell the products you need to help you create these wonderful designs.
More Zentangle Fun!

Cheers Tanya


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My spring time garden

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I was out in my garden this morning enjoying the sunshine and the beautiful spring day and I was inspired to take some photos and share them. This bush flowers like this every year about the middle of October. It makes a beautiful colourful display.
Another view with some more garden included. I love how green every thing is.
A miniature Daisy bush, that I trim back every year, then in spring time it produces lots of flowers.
A couple of potted plants and a funky jug my daughter made 
My Jasmine is just starting to blossom, I love the smell. I am trying to train the jasmine to climb up the pole and along the wood that makes up the pergola.
I need to plant some more flowers here. Lots of colourful ones. A work in progress.
Cheers Tanya