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Japanese Kyoto Style

kyoto premium

http://www.kyo.or.jp/premium/

I've been looking into Japanese design lately -- a friend is decorating their basement in this style -- and came across the website this picture is from. Quoting:

"Kyoto symbolizes the elegant beauty of Japan and is the cultural heart of the country. KYOTO PREMIUM is a new lifestyle concept that combines excellent craft techniques, exquisite beauty and modern design. A lifestyle that is as relaxing, natural and cultured as possible is come true by KYOTO PREMIUM products. They will surely change the way you live.

Since Kyoto became the capital of Japan in 794, the city remained the political, economic and cultural center of Japan for over 1,000 years. Though it is still the center for most of Japan's traditional craft industries, it is also home to many of Japan's leading high-tech companies and new venture businesses. Now Kyoto's challenge is started to produce something new for the future generation.

Kyoto is still the production center for Japan's highest quality textile crafts. The exquisite weavings of the Nishijin textile district, the incredibly delicate patterns and colors of Kyo-yuzen dyeing, and the fine textures of Shibori tie dyes are all world famous. The city is also well-known for the creativity and skill of its designers, production craftsmen, producers and consumers who have the sense of beauty. All these factors play a key role in maintaining Kyoto's position as one of the greatest creative cities in the world."

More products on site.
Site's in Japanese, English and French, link above.

Cafe

Lands End Inn, Massachussetts

I found this interesting - in a dark, old-school, all American-New England kind of way. "Gull Hill" turned "Land's End Inn", located 120 miles south of Boston, Massachussetts at Cape Cod.

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The property known as Gull Hill...

... is mentioned for the first time in the 1871 will of Captain Jonathan Nickerson, a member of a prominent fishing family. This part of Provincetown was called “way up along.” Here, one was truly at the land’s end, since the road terminated at the Red Inn. The rest was all tidal flats, marshes and grass farms. In 1903 when Charles Lothrop Higgins purchased Gull Hill, houses dating from around 1800 — and the houses floated over from Long Point before the Civil War — already lined the west end of Commercial Street. [...]

More & Source:
http://www.landsendinn.com/