Monday, October 12, 2009

Chi Totaler

The good vibes coming off this place are so potent you can drink them in. I don't know which is more charming -- the tiny studio or the giant tree. (Maybe it's the way the two just seem to go together in some kind of zen/feng shui affinity.)

A tree that can fill the span of a man's arms grows from a downy tip;
A terrace nine stories high rises from level earth;
A journey of a thousand miles starts from beneath one's feet.

--Lao Tzu

14 comments:

Dixie Jane said...

Looking at that massive tree reminds me of a giant sling shot capable of sending its missile from here to eternity.

Judy Williams said...

What I find the most charming is the plaque with the Asian symbol. I don't know if it's Japanese or Chinese. I'm thinking maybe the former. Does anyone know what it means? Maybe I'll look it up. I like the contrasting colors too. That pop of chartreuse is fantastic.

Virginia said...

That's the greatest studio ever. LOVE the colors. The tree reminds me of a saguaro!
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Kaori said...

There's definately good vibes coming from the small window with the kanji for LOVE written on it :)

Gruvkitty said...

I'm feeling a little envious of that studio. It remind me of a squared hobbit house - and yes, I'm that dorky.

altadenahiker said...

Lao would not approve of how much I covet this place.

Yakpate said...

This gorgeous studio proves that a charmed environment doesn't require 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and volume ceilings... it requires imagination.

LOVE that green trim!!!

Margaret said...

I love that little studio. I want it.

altadenahiker said...

Now Margaret, don't be greedy. You have a pretty cool studio yourself.

Shanna said...

How very wonderful!!!

Petrea said...

Love your title!

Judy Williams said...

Yes, I asked my friend Suika in Japan and she concurred that it means love. How terrific is that?

Laurie said...

HOwdy gang,

Speaking of Japanese, everyone should check out Kaori's amazing daily blog from suburban Tokyo. Just click on her name or look for Tokorozawa Daily Photo in my link list to the right. It's a wonderful, whimsical look at the little details in her community.

I'm so glad you guys love this place as much as I do! I didn't know which kanji it was, but Love doesn't surprise me in the least. I'm telling you... there is a vibe to the place.

Gruvkitty, here's to hobbit houses!

Petrea, thanks. Sometimes my urge for really silly wordplay wins out and I go with it.

Thank you, everyone. I love your comments!

Until next post...

Kaori said...

Thank you Laurie! I'm sending a big hug from Tokorozawa :D