I have a new obsession; Japanese design/architecture/aesthetics, and particularly, Japanese Gardens. Earlier this year, I went with a friend to see a house designed by Tolulope Onabolu (of plastiqHaus) and while the house itself is everything I’ve ever dreamed of (almost) – high ceilings, huge windows and glass doors, fully equipped open-style kitchen, outdoor entertaining space, etc, etc – one of the features I was most fascinated by was the Japanese Zen garden out back which the architect explained had been opted for in lieu of a swimming pool. It was perfect! Everything from moss, to stones, to plants had been well thought out and so cleverly executed. I could have stayed out there all day. Which I guess is the point – with all of that zen.