Antique Japanese lacquer inro and boxes are such incredibly beautiful works of art, particularly, pieces from the late 18th and early 19th century. I consider many of them to rate very highly, amongst the finest treasures of the World!
If you want to give your house a special treatment, give it a name. Why not? If all the houses in your neighborhood look almost the same, maybe it’s time to make yours standout. Or, if you want to give your home a face lift, a simple “Welcome” sign hanging on the front door will make your house look like a million bucks better.
In hard times, the ability of an individual to independently provide for his family is highly valuable. And by “independently” I mean that we need streams of revenue and resources that are not tied to either corporations or welfare state hand-outs. The fact of the matter is that most of us living in America are bound to the corporate/welfare-state paradigm in one way or another. Yet there are some ways to achieve a significant diversification of our means of life, and they do not take too much time and resources. The following techniques are working for me and my family, and they might work of you: