Hospitality Design . Art Direction . Print .
Tortoise House is based on Tortoise General Store in Venice, California. A Japanese lifestyle store & gallery, it showcases the craftsmanship of Japanese artisans and their traditional techniques. Using the tortoise to perfectly portray their brand philosophy, the owners of the store encourage others to take life slow and steady to enjoy the bare essentials of life.
Inspired by their philosophy, I created a hospitality brand where local communities can take shelter from the busy, fast-paced city. This hotel, like the original store, would house art pieces and products made by Japanese artisans for guests to enjoy, as well as offer areas that encourage quiet meditation and relaxation such as rock gardens and hot springs.