THE GOODLAND JOURNAL

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GUIDE

THE ART OF JAPANESE BATHING

In Japan, soaking in a tub at home, wellness spa (onsen), or public bath (sento) is a deeply rooted cultural tradition that has been followed for centuries. 

INTERVIEW

JOBI MANSON OF Sēfari

Jobi Manson's connection to water and the elements is eternally at the forefront. Jobi is the founder of Sēfari—a platform to explore the elements of presence through guided immersions.

Journal

Resources

Finding Inspiration in Ofuro—Japanese Soaking Tubs

Craig Pearce By Craig Pearce

Outdoor soaking tubs and minimalist hot tubs are growing in popularity throughout North America. But what many might not know is that this trend has...

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Community Design

Interview: Thom Fougere

Craig Pearce By Craig Pearce

Recently every morning and every evening, Thom Fougere takes a walk through the park near his house. "I find that starting and ending a day...

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Resources

Comparing Hot Tub Shell Materials

By Kendra Nickerson

Sounds like a pretty dry topic, but stick around as we sink into the key points about hot tub shell material options—it’s more interesting than...

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Resources

How to Create a Standout Vacation Rental

Craig Pearce By Craig Pearce

As Airbnb operators and well-traveled vacation rental guests, we’ve learned a great deal about standout vacation rental amenities over the years. Beyond the aesthetics of...

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Community

The Peace of Pause

Craig Pearce By Craig Pearce

Article by Julie Pointer Adams - Writer & Photographer How do we find true rest in this age of perpetual productivity, ceaseless diversion, and the...

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Community

Interview: Hamam Magazine

Craig Pearce By Craig Pearce

Recently we had the opportunity to interview founders Ekin & Steve from Hamam Magazine.  Founded in 2020, Hamam Magazine is a bathing-obsessed print publication for...

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Design

A Line Made by Walking

Craig Pearce By Craig Pearce

Richard Long's work has broadened the idea of sculpture to be a part of performance art and conceptual art. His work typically is made of...

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Community

Little Rituals - Fire

Craig Pearce By Craig Pearce

Austin-based writer Katie Hanus is convinced that a ritual is one of the key ingredients to a life well-lived, or at the very least, a...

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