Today, the internet and in particular social media, has become an inevitable part of marketing manipulation. Studio Ho got inspired by this very real problem and selected a few manipulated ‘compositions in every day life’, adding a bit of humor…



Surreal collages by Jose Navarro, a young Spanish artist and graphic designer who combines animals and everyday objects to create strange, manipulated compositions and some more ‘manipulated everyday objects’…


More manipulation in Studio Ho projects; ‘what you see is not what you eat’…





In today’s world, it’s not something easy to live. Influenced by tv, social media and magazines, we want the perfect picture (photoshop), the perfect face (botox), the perfect body (bigger boobs) the perfect hair (bold, the new trend?) the perfect home; we want everything fast and right now!

Consequently, we are always desiring something else and unhappy with our own lives. In Japan, ‘wabi sabi’ is the art and philosophy of imperfect beauty; accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay. Flawed and scarred materials and surfaces, the enigma of time passing…

According to wabi sabi; when we learn to find beauty in the simplest things, in the imperfections, appreciating nature, family and all that we already have, that is the way to a truly happy life. Afterall, the most beautiful things in life aren’t ’things’… But have a look at some wabi sabi ’things’, a moment of silence…




Come and see one of Japan’s finest and most daring contemporary zen stone gardens, high above the hussling and buzzing traffic of the city-center Aoyama-dori Avenue. Its designer, a living legend, Shunmyo Masuno (born 28 February 1953) is a Japanese monk and landscape designer. Take the elevator that ascends to the fourth floor of the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo’s well-heeled Aoyama-Itchome district…


Shunmyo Masuno is head priest of the Sōtō Zen temple Kenkō-ji, professor at Tama Art University, and president of a design firm that has completed numerous projects in Japan and overseas. He is arguably the only Buddhist priest still practicing garden design in the tradition of the original, itinerant ishi-tate-so (stone-setting priests) of whom there were famously many during the time of the Kamakura Shogunate (1192-1333). His work include traditional as well as strikingly contemporary designs…


A topographical landscape of stone and water at an installation in Milan. Created by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. Kengo Kuma’s Naturescape was designed as an interpretation of a traditional Japanese Zen garden…


Open space showroom, integrates an interior garden in Kobe, Japan. It brings nature inside and make people going to the showroom feel relaxed in an environment that encourages that. Landscape designer Toshiya Ogino in collaboration with Nagayama & Associates.



Contemporary rugs look more like paintings than ever before. A beautiful rug can have the same energising effect on a room as hanging a painting on a bare wall. House of Tai Ping creates amazing bespoke rugs and textile floor coverings. They are headquartered in Hong Kong, with 14 showrooms across Europe, Asia and North America. House of Tai Ping covers every sphere of the residential and hospitality markets. Inspiring moods, colours, textures, pattern designs and prices starting around 10.000,- euro’s?. By the way, check out Walter Knolls cozy Badawi pillows and his ‘legends-of-carpets’ too…



Such an impressive space; minimalism, calm serenity… Build by Danish architect Peder Vilhelm Jensen Klint (1853 – 1930) who died before Grundtvig’s Church in Copenhagen was finished. His son architect and designer Kaare Klint (1888-1954), completed the cathedral in 1940. Klint merged the modern geometric forms of Brick Expressionism with the classical vertical of Gothic architecture. He has also designed the wickerwork seat church chairs; a Danish furniture design classic!


No signs of crosses or paintings of the Virgin Mary or worships of God. Grundtvigs Church was erected in commemoration of the influential Danish priest, poet and reformer N. Grundtvig (1783 – 1882). Grundtvig, presented the Evangelical Lutheran church with a whole new perspective: human first, Christian second…

Photography by: Finn Beales / Penelope Sloom / Olga Kuzminskaya / Valentina Solano / Sebastian Grote





Have a look at Zinc Textile’s amazing 2018 Geronimo collection. Love their photoshoot location, limewashed walls, colours, mood and atmosphere! Part of The Romo Group, Zinc Textile was launched in January 2010 as a new luxury fabric & wall covering brand, under the creative leadership of Justin Marr. Zinc takes its inspiration from the heights of 1970’s style. Zinc has a sophisticated urban chic look and feel. Original style solutions for residential and contract interiors.




Dokter Chien Ho, professor of biological sciences at USA Carnegie Mellon University and colleagues, have developed a novel way to improve delivery of chemotherapy nanodrugs with fewer side effects in treating cancer. By using ‘Intralipid’, an FDA-approved nutrition source (Food and Drug Administration). It reduces the amount of the toxic drugs that settle in the spleen, liver and kidneys; non-targeting organs. This study was published on – scientific reports.



Nanodrugs, drugs attached to tiny biocompatible particles, show great promise in treatment of a number of diseases, including cancer. Delivery of these drugs, however, is not very efficient. Only about 0.7 percent of chemotherapy nanodrugs reach their target tumor cells. The remainder are absorbed by other cells, including those in the liver, spleen and kidneys. When the drugs build up in these organs, they cause toxicity and side-effects that negatively impact a patient’s quality of life.

According to dokter Ho; ‘This methodology could have a major impact in the delivery of nanodrugs, not only for patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer treatment, but also to those being treated with nanodrugs for other conditions’.



A lot op people have great fear of new technologies. As the great Johan Cruyff once said, who died from cancer, aged 68; ‘Every disadvantage has its advantage’… There are plenty of downsides from technology’s impact. It needs controling, monitoring and managing. On the other hand, technology makes our lives easier; nanotechnology is just one example of the promising future of ’techno poetry’…




Come aboard the spaceship! Love the crazy, funny, edgy fall winter advertising campaign by creative director Alessandro Michele. Unearthy, far far far away on another planet…

It has a dreamy, retro-futuristic quality. The campaign was inspired by the science fiction genre from the fifties and sixties, including the TV series ‘Star Trek. Blurring boundaries of time and space, the collection in the campaign is worn by a mixed cast of humanoids, aliens, robots and earthlings. Gucci’s models travel on “Star Trek” spaceships, interacting with extraterrestrial creatures and dinosaurs.

A good example of pushing conventional boundaries to create a unique experience; Alessandro refusing to follow the rest of the fashion pack!

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