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Concave Mirrors as Art

May 17, 2019

Fun with convex & concave mirrors, and mirrored disappearing objects as art! xo

Anish Kapoor exhibition

Speaking at the new London gallery’s preview, he said: ‘Concavity invites interiority, which is why I’m interested in it – it turns the world upside down. It has a conversation with Soane’s idea of repeated mirrors. These points of overlap occur [between our work]. All one can do is let the conversation happen by itself.’

Submitted by Bernadette

Note from Katherine: We have a member who has one of these mirrors, and we discussed her experience of it. For her, it was seeing into her true nature – her interior knowing. Very interesting!

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2019-05-17T10:22:07-07:00

Tiny Towers

May 17, 2019

MAXIMIZING MINIMUMS

Unlocking the development potential of tiny sites is critical to increasing the supply of attainable housing for a diverse range of lifestyles. Tiny Tower maximizes its modest 12’ by 29’ lot with a 1250 SF, six level home. Although it measures only 38’ in height, Tiny Tower is organized like a full-scale skyscraper. Linked by a strong core of vertical circulation, each level is similar in size and quality, allowing for flexible programming. With a kitchen at the lower level and tucked away bathrooms on upper ones, each floor is free to define live, work and play in multiple configurations. A front justified folded plate metal stair provides a dramatic, light-filled circulation stack that affords surprising views inside and out.

Submitted by Bernadette

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2019-05-17T09:35:06-07:00

Small Bite: Becoming the Voice of Diversity

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A note from Katherine about lack of diversity:

I believe that Professor Lin is accord with biologist Lyall Watson when this scientist said:
“Order is destroyed by loss of diversity. And good things get really rotten if they cannot relate to each other properly and their degree of association is impoverished. . . Every loss of diversity represents a loss of organic vigor, and a corresponding reduction in the possibilities of interconnection and cooperation. And the loss is progressive. As diversity fades, so do the chances for change and eventually the system breaks down altogether.”
Add this look-a-like syndrome to a street lined with one garage after another, and I believe that we are absolutely creating a lack of association, and certainly a lack of rich association. This lack of diversity and association prohibits change, and without change there is no life. This is the simple lesson of the I Ching from which our craft draws it life.
For instance, a developer can help in the following ways:
a. By painting the houses in a development different colors to create variety.
b. By designing landscaping that varies from house to house.
c. By adding windmills, fountains, and trees to help create “smooth” chi.
d. By planning the color of the front doors to follow the Five Element sequence in either the constructive or destructive cycle. The use of either cycle will help to create “smooth” chi.
e. By using shape to bring diversity and create “smooth” chi.  For instance:
(1.) An auspicious shape for a house at the end of a cul-de-sac is an Earth shape; square and flat. The shapes of the houses on either side could follow either the constructive or destructive cycle of the Five Element shapes. For instance:
(a.) The house on the right side (as you look at the house) could be a Fire shape, such as an A-frame. The house on the left could be a dome shape, or have other rounded features that are symbolic of Metal.
This is an example of using the constructive cycle; Fire feeding Earth, Earth feeding Metal.
(b.) Use of either cycle will create “smooth” chi.
(c.) The constructive cycle is best used in a counter-clockwise direction.
(2.) FYI: It is not auspicious to place a Fire-shaped house, or a Water-shaped house, at the end of a cul-de-sac.
It is important that we become the voice of diversity.   

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2019-05-16T01:00:03-07:00

May 14, 2019 Press Conference

Listen to the replay of the May 14, 2019 Press Conference at:

https://InstantTeleseminar.com/Events/115095927

HIGHLIGHTS of the call:

  • Don’t miss the first 30 minutes. We dive back into the I Ching and the question of how we become unique individuals with a great deal to offer. There is some homework here as we begin to understand the blending of the Former Heaven and  Later Heaven points of view. We begin to see the challenges and archetypes that we experience as we become centered as individuals while remaining connected and responsive to the world around us.
  • Katherine read a section of text about framing the inquiry as you use the I Ching as a method of divination (from I Ching, The Book of Change, translated and edited by John Blofeld, 1968)
  • We started our ongoing Q & A sessions. We will continue next week. Get ready to hit *2 with your answers!

This Week’s REMINDERS:

  • Katherine continues to move between Kenwood and San Francisco every week. It may take a bit longer than usual to respond to your questions and emails.
  • You will find the procedure for downloading a Storyboard video from Vimeo in an FAQ. Take note of the size options, and it might be best not to choose the largest. These video files are huge.
  • A new address for Katherine when sending a package: Use two lines, one with P.O. Box 135 and one with 44 Jessie St. If you use a service that will not deliver to a PO Box, use one line and write 44 Jessie St. POB 135.
  • A template is available for a spine insert if you keep your Storyboard documents in binders. The insert has the number of the Case File, the name of the File, and the Storyboard logo. You can purchase the template for $12 from Katherine.
  • Please use [email protected] to communicate with Katherine.
  • Please continue to send your tech questions to Katherine for a referral to our techs, Kevin and Stan.
  • If you have additional images for discussion on a Press Conference Call, send them to Katherine at [email protected]ryboard.com.
  • Add your contact information to our Special Agent Directory: https://www.fengshuistoryboard.com/special-agent-directory.
2019-05-15T14:38:25-07:00

May 7, 2019 Press Conference

Listen to the replay of the May 7, 2019 Press Conference at:

https://InstantTeleseminar.com/Events/114982023

HIGHLIGHTS of the call:

  • Feather’s audio files about the origins of the ba-gua are in Case File 6.
  • Katherine discussed the importance of working with a team. Who might you add to your team?
  • We viewed lots of slides about different topics; beams, Mandarin Duck, living under a rock overhang, rhomboid shapes and cures, and some beautiful adjustments.
  • We added to uses of the Yu. Don’t miss this discussion.
  • Next week we will have an hour of Questions and Answers.
  • The link to view the city living under a huge overhang is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgQyk3dz6Io&feature=youtu.be 

This Week’s REMINDERS:

  • Katherine continues to move between Kenwood and San Francisco every week. It may take a bit longer than usual to respond to your questions and emails.
  • You will find the procedure for downloading a Storyboard video from Vimeo in an FAQ. Take note of the size options, and it might be best not to choose the largest. These video files are huge.
  • A new address for Katherine when sending a package: Use two lines, one with P.O. Box 135 and one with 44 Jessie St. If you use a service that will not deliver to a PO Box, use one line and write 44 Jessie St. POB 135.
  • A template is available for a spine insert if you keep your Storyboard documents in binders. The insert has the number of the Case File, the name of the File, and the Storyboard logo. You can purchase the template for $12 from Katherine.
  • Please use [email protected] to communicate with Katherine.
  • Please continue to send your tech questions to Katherine for a referral to our techs, Kevin and Stan.
  • If you have additional images for discussion on a Press Conference Call, send them to Katherine at [email protected]
  • Add your contact information to our Special Agent Directory: https://www.fengshuistoryboard.com/special-agent-directory.
2019-05-07T10:10:00-07:00

Small Bite: Good News About the Front Door

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Good News About the Front Door

Remember, according to Professor’s teachings, it is not necessary to ask your clients to use their front door as their entry door every day. If they enter through their garage, this is fine. It is, however, important that the front door is opened often, even if it is friends who enter and not the occupants.

 

Even if no one enters, it is ok. The human traffic is mundane. The transcendental chi is the most important aspect of this discussion.

 

Open the door often and invite in health, wealth, friendship, love, curiosity, judgment, kindness, wisdom, and whatever else you desire. Take your time and speak from the mind and heart. Trust that the chi will come to nourish all who reside within.
You need not change your daily path through the garage or a side door. It may be the most practical path with groceries and children or during a storm. The ease of this path is important to your chi every day. Just don’t forget the power of the front door to fill your home with happiness. Visit it often and invite in all you wish.

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2019-03-23T12:09:58-07:00

April 30, 2019 Press Conference

Listen to the replay of the April 30, 2019 Press Conference at:

https://InstantTeleseminar.com/Events/114897981

HIGHLIGHTS of the call:

  • We took a few steps back – to the landscape questionnaire, Contrary Doors, and a stove in the center of the house.
  • We were reminded of another cure to use when first beginning a construction project, and reviewed the nuances of the Blessing Ceremony (used upon moving in after construction is complete).
  • We might all review our conversation with Feather Anderson on a Press Conference Call. We are looking for the date it took place.
  • Katherine offered us a quick review of what to remember about each one of the Five Elements, and what to beware of for each element.
  • We will begin with slides next week.

This Week’s REMINDERS:

  • Katherine continues to move between Kenwood and San Francisco every week. It may take a bit longer than usual to respond to your questions and emails.
  • You will find the procedure for downloading a Storyboard video from Vimeo in an FAQ. Take note of the size options, and it might be best not to choose the largest. These video files are huge.
  • A new address for Katherine when sending a package: Use two lines, one with P.O. Box 135 and one with 44 Jessie St. If you use a service that will not deliver to a PO Box, use one line and write 44 Jessie St. POB 135.
  • A template is available for a spine insert if you keep your Storyboard documents in binders. The insert has the number of the Case File, the name of the File, and the Storyboard logo. You can purchase the template for $12 from Katherine.
  • Please use [email protected] to communicate with Katherine.
  • Please continue to send your tech questions to Katherine for a referral to our techs, Kevin and Stan.
  • If you have additional images for discussion on a Press Conference Call, send them to Katherine at [email protected]
  • Add your contact information to our Special Agent Directory: https://www.fengshuistoryboard.com/special-agent-directory.
2019-04-30T10:10:00-07:00

The Surprising Science of Fighting Crime with Trees

April 29, 2019

Professor’s whispers are here once again. Time after time, his advice to provide safety, stability, and future growth was to plant trees.

Submitted by Katherine

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2019-04-29T09:42:06-07:00

April 23, 2019 Press Conference

Listen to the replay of the April 23, 2019 Press Conference at:

https://InstantTeleseminar.com/Events/114697200

HIGHLIGHTS of the call:

  • Katherine added nuances to the Pillow Cure (For Making a Wish).
  • Katherine outlined an adjustment for being absentminded.
  • We reviewed slides related to the dots and lines of the I Ching, and added the Five Elements to a second dot diagram.
  • Katherine answered a few miscellaneous questions.
  • There were a few more slides, one showing a combination of three difficult doors in a line of Piercing Heart Doors. Katherine added a story about Piercing Heart Doors told to her by a recent client.
  • The answer to question #30 in the Landscape Questionnaire is: Four Seasons, Ba-gua, and the entry. Katherine thinks we can also add the boundaries.

This Week’s REMINDERS:

  • Katherine continues to move between Kenwood and San Francisco every week. It may take a bit longer than usual to respond to your questions and emails.
  • You will find the procedure for downloading a Storyboard video from Vimeo in an FAQ. Take note of the size options, and it might be best not to choose the largest. These video files are huge.
  • A new address for Katherine when sending a package: Use two lines, one with P.O. Box 135 and one with 44 Jessie St. If you use a service that will not deliver to a PO Box, use one line and write 44 Jessie St. POB 135.
  • A template is available for a spine insert if you keep your Storyboard documents in binders. The insert has the number of the Case File, the name of the File, and the Storyboard logo. You can purchase the template for $12 from Katherine.
  • Please use [email protected] to communicate with Katherine.
  • Please continue to send your tech questions to Katherine for a referral to our techs, Kevin and Stan.
  • If you have additional images for discussion on a Press Conference Call, send them to Katherine at [email protected]
  • Add your contact information to our Special Agent Directory: https://www.fengshuistoryboard.com/special-agent-directory.
2019-04-23T13:18:52-07:00