secret garden. —> “The Perfumed Garden” (15th ct. Arabic sex manual) to talk about the “form=bidden” fruits in the garden, of course translated into some taboos and issues you would want to address
color scheme more grey tones (perhaps like E. Tufte said: it's easier to read things on the Internet in nuances of grey)
japenese rock gardens: seems like nature (random, accidental) but highly thought through and symbolic. but sometimes also highly stylized. which one do we want?
- japanese rock gardens: rocks, not plants; rocks as meditation; rocks as geometry
- interesting to pick japanese in relationship to islamic garden esp in malaysia with japanese occupation/empire during WW2