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The more ornate Japanese rooms (like Nijo castle and Golden Pavilion posted earlier) are actually influenced by the Chinese aesthetic. China was the leader in arts and Japanese looked up to the Chinese for inspiration. The more simple Japanese aesthetic that we imagine as Japanese and more minimalist now is more of an influence from some nobility and the movement created by the tea masters like Rikyu, I think. In either case, I think the space itself was always quite...
I like the idea raised that color is not necessary in a room and that people add the life (color) to the room. It reminds me of traditional Japanese rooms. In the minimalist Japanese villas you see very little color, but the people (usually wearing colorful kimonos) add the life to the room.
I noticed people in the States seem to prefer black cars, while Asian countries prefer white more. I wonder if electric cars like Tesla are going to end up like beta tape recorders when hydrogen cars become the norm.
My thoughts on aluminum vs poly are the same as Rirawin's. Aside from looks, there is really no advantage to owning the aluminum for check-in. Actually the polys are more functional because they are lighter, which means you can pack a bit more without going over the weight limit (this is not important if you travel with medium case...we travel with 2 of the largest size). Also as Rirawin pointed out the polys have a bit of flex (almost like a nylon case) so you can cram...
I could never understand people that keep their shoes on in the house and even on the bed, but walk bare feet outside.
Very strange arrangement. Sit on the sofa in the tatami room, then sit on the floor in the Western room.
Looking up is supposed to put a strain on your eyes and neck. Monitors, screens are much easier to view if you look slightly down.
Almost all American houses these days have a TV hanging right above the fire place or high level, which makes viewing very uncomfortable.
Nylon is probably the most durable, but it weighs too much. If your check-in isn't large, there is no worry, but if you check-in large suitcases for long trips, the weight savings makes a big difference. I don't think I will change to aluminum for check in luggage. It's too much of an eye magnet for TSA theft and I can just imagine the baggage handlers throwing it around and trying to put huge dents in them on purpose. The downside to Poly is that they are so common now,...
In Singapore that minivan probably costs more than a Mercedes S class back in the USA. Camrys are like S Class and S Class is like Rolls Royce pricing.
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