The Greatest Place In The World For A Cup Of Tea


This tree house gives a whole new meaning to tea at high noon. Crafted by Japanese architect Hiroshi Nakamura and tree house builder Takashi Kobayashi in a 300 year-old cinnamomum camphora tree overlooking the ocean in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Inspired by a crows use of coat hangers in their nests, the structure is built to protect the tree as well. It is a, “lightweight scaffold type structure that works in harmony with the branches rather than being directly anchored to it.” The tea room is a part of the KAI Atami resort  which we are pretty sure is simply heaven on earth.

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A Midweek Meditation on Zadie Smith’s Literary Brilliance, Michelle Obama’s Grace and Common’s Never-ending Creativity

This week, I’m leaning into love. Love for literature and one of its most brilliant minds. Love for our First Lady who feels like family instead of political royalty. Love for Common, a man whose trademark creative impulse shines on an unofficial remix of “Cranes in the Sky.”

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