Raised in the tumult of Japan’s industrial powerhouse, the 11 men and women profiled in A Different Kind of Luxury have all made the transition to sustainable, fulfilling lives. Based on Andy Couturier's popular articles in The Japan Times, this lushly designed volume has a wealth of stories about real people who have created an abundance of time for contemplation, connecting with the natural world, and contributing to their communities. In their success is a lesson for us all: live a life that matters. Read an excerpt of the book here or here. Read a review of the book here, here, or here.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The intense and dramatic ceramics of San Oizumi

This post is just photos.  The first four are mine, and the rest, thanks to to the awesome photographer  Hiromi Hayashi.  Click on the images for a full sized version.

If you would like to read more about the creator, San Oizumi, read some posts herehere or here.  Or better yet (much better), read about him in the first chapter of A Different Kind of Luxury.

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