Category Archives: Design

Walls

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Tokyo Ryogoku Asakusa Akihabara



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“My Ruler is in my Head”

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Shibazhan The moment GeShuxian energetically greets you, you know you have just met someone unique and creative. Running around, she brings out intricately decorated and carefully constructed boxes, hats, bags, clothes, and pictures that spill



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Heading Up North

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  Research trip into Oronchen birchbark and culture.



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Not For Sale

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Bejing, 798 Something felt amiss as I watched an elderly man being shooed from a quiet corner in Beijing’s 798 Art District. Visitors averted their eyes as 2 police supervised him packing away his paintings.



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Feeding the Masses

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Xinxing Preparation for my cousin’s wedding lunch banquet in his old village home. 40 tables, 8-10 guests per table. Dinner and lunch the day before consisted of the organs and less tasty food. Dinner after



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Scriptures

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Labrang Monastery Enroute the kora. Old scriptures.



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Dedicated Energy

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Labrang Monastery 3km kora, 1174 prayer wheels. If each of these were linked up to a generator, would that be enough electricity to power the city? 3km kora, repeated prostration. If every movement was collected



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Young to Old

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Tongde Karma is the great-great-great-grandma of toddler granddaughter of Zigdo. Mrs. Zigdo (left) looks after 5 generations under her roof. Non-stop from the early hours till late at night, it becomes obvious how important it



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Weaving to the Future

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Tongde Last year I met Klaas who runs AmdoCraft (See post “Craft for Change”). This year I returned to stay with one of the Tibetan families he works with. After Zigdo proudly shows us some of the



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Time Travel

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 Kvosgol In each and every ger, touches of the modern world are seeping through the rafters. One evening I would be watching a loud incomprehensible Russian card game lit by a single lightbulb. The next



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