Posts tagged "japanese"

Light Within A Japanese Garden Lives Through All Seasons

The snow is falling and winter has placed it’s gentle hands upon the Midwest.  As inspiring as it is… with new snow glistening on our landscape,  I quietly work on new Japanese Garden designs for 2015… and  wonder where did our brilliant autumn go? I’m still working on editing photos and publications from the North... Read more »

Koi & Japanese Gardens Flourish into an International Design Center

  The realm of mind and spirit is the undiscovered land. – M Malinowski In healing, one sees it’s own soul.  Even when healing others a metamorphosis occurs within yourself. The Koi Whisperer Sanctuary & Japanese Gardens has developments underway to continue to enlighten Koi Keepers throughout the world while embracing the Japanese Garden design... Read more »

Osaka in Chicago: NAJGA Members Reveal the Light

The light has been revealed once more and in a depth of knowledge that is brought to the surface by the North American Japanese Garden Association and it’s distinguished members, partners and affiliations to honor and to educate. Internationally renown Japanese Gardens live here in Chicago, and they bowed in honor to serve the NAJGA... Read more »

The Phoenix Rises - Japanese Garden Designers Come to Chicago

The North American Japanese Garden Association is coming to Chicago with it’s members from across the United States and Canada to gather to continue their education, experience and passion for the love of Japanese gardens from over 50 renown Guest Speakers. The 2014 NAJGA Conference “New  Pathways, The Role of The Japanese Garden for Society... Read more »

The Mystical Light of Autumn

It happened today. It arrived, the mystical light of Autumn. I have been watching the light change for weeks now and it has awakened me. Each and every day I followed the summer light and  the energy within each particle and as it was drawn to particular elements of nature.  The light this year has... Read more »

Ed Sherran Love & Light in Chi Town

Ed Sheeran, a truly gifted young artist who is filled  with love and passion for life gave his heart and unveiled his soul as Chi Town welcomed this UK artist home to Chicago. I have been to many, many concerts… and my love for music has never been held back but last night’s concert at... Read more »

Living Water, Healing Home

    Intuitive ponds have a connection to nature through water, stone, light and the landscape elements of Japanese placement. Within itself Japanese water gardens have the power to transform. Designing with transitional space in mind, the indoor home space and the outdoor environment become seamless. Peace and tranquility is experienced from within the home just... Read more »

The Infrared Light of the Harvest Moon

Tonight is the night… the arrival of the Harvest Moon. It’s meaning and significance has been shared for centuries, and tonight we can bear witness to it’s magical light. As this full moon is seen nearest to the time of the autumn equinox it is also rare tonight as being a Supermoon. A full moon... Read more »

Garra Rufa - The Zen of Fish Pedi

In all of my travels throughout this beautiful country called The Netherlands, it was my experience by the North Sea at a Fish Spa Lounge that truly raised the bar in the Zen Living lifestyle to an extraordinary level. Garra Rufa fish remove the dead skin cells from your feet and at the same time... Read more »

Journey of a Thousand Tulips

Tulips. We all think of tulips this time of year, especially in Chicago after a very long and challenging winter. We look for signs of spring… and seeing a bud form on a tree branch, the sound of birds chirping and the sight of tulips raises our senses and bring us comfort knowing that the... Read more »
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    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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