Category Archives: Tradition

Authentic Wellness and Spa Experiences

Since we’re always up for a challenge—especially ones that entails deep research into local customs, traditions and beliefs.  In 1998 I was challenged to conceptualize a spa in Beijing. I were thrilled to be invited to participate in creating the … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? In preparation for a design charrette in Charlottesville, VA we came across Charlotte von Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the queen consort of King George III of the United Kingdom. That’s where Charlottesville got its name. In the first twenty-one … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice

At this very special time of the year — a time of change and renewal that many cultures around the world have celebrated for thousands of years — we here at Xsense find ourselves reflecting back on the seasonal traditions … Continue reading

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Uta’s Holiday Cookies

Vanillekipferl Ingredients 1 1/2 cups flour 2/3 cup butter 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/2 cup fine white sugar and mix with 3 Tbsp. vanilla sugar** 1/2 cup ground hazelnuts or almonds 1 egg Preparation Sift the flour into a large … Continue reading

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