Illuminated Manuscripts

Adventure, Pacific Rim

A Palace to Remember

Visible traces of the Heij┼Ź Palace, Japan's palace from which the emperor ruled in splendor, were obliterated, until the site was restored as a world-class historical site.

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House, Environment & Food

This App Makes Tracking Home Maintenance a Cinch

Two home owners created the Home Gnome app to keep track of when to do maintenance tasks on their home. The iPhone app is available on the app store.

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Creativity, Design & Photography

Katsura Villa - The Enigmatic Essence of Japanese Design

Katsura Villa was admired by modernist architects as the pinnacle and essence of Japanese architecture and design. Yet the villa is far more complex than they realized.

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Lens Cap


Buddhist statues being transported in trucks, Beijing, China. Photo by Forrest Anderson.