Love & Light ... M

Zen Living by design is a lifestyle that bridges the soul of nature, water, light & tranquility. Through inspiring words, images, designs, services and interpretations, I will enlighten Chicago to live simply, Zen.

Zen Living by design is a a branch of my business Infrared Light International. As an international award winning infrared photographer, author,  Japanese Garden Designer and Koi enthusiast, my mission is that each and every day, I inspire the world to live an enlightening Zen Living lifestyle.

One of my greatest passions is working with  Koi and as I founded The Koi Whisperer Sanctuary in 2010, I continue to speak for those who have no voice, both in rescuing, healing and educating on the history and holistic care of these incredible creatures. The Zen Living by design studio embraces The Koi Whisperer Sanctuary where I continue to design Japanese Gardens, Koi Ponds and share the beauty of my Tea House on the Fox River. I  frequently lecture on Zen Living and was honored this summer to speak at the Fabyan Japanese Gardens in Geneva, Illinois.

I am thrilled to blog Zen Living by design with ChicagoNow and share my journey of discovery with you so that you too, can design your own Zen Living lifestyle.

Love & Light... M

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    MaryEllen Malinowski

    Zen Living by design is a division of Infrared Light International, a lifestyle design company that enlightens, educates and empowers clients to connect with living an extraordinary life based on the simple elements of nature, water, light and tranquility. Founded by MaryEllen Malinowski in 1994, The Infrared Light Gallery®’s success is based on eastern art, lifestyle, designs, travel and international design concepts that make people’s homes, business and personal well being reflect a simplified Zen Living. "M" is an international award winning fine art infrared photographer, published author, Japanese garden designer and Executive Director of The Koi Whisperer Sanctuary & Japanese Gardens in St. Charles, Illinois. MaryEllen's fine art infrared prints have sold at Sotheby's in New York, and her lifetime dedication to Asian design has developed into her creations of mesmerizing Japanese Garden designs and water gardens that can be found in estate homes and properties in the U.S. MaryEllen's dedication to Living Art, The Nishikigoi of Japan ( Koi) has opened up to an international mission of Koi Keeping. A lifetime pursuit of developing a magazine is in the works and Zen Living by design Magazine will be coming Spring 2015.

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