For something that is most commonly associated with interior design, it might come as a surprise that the ancient practice of Feng Shui dates back over 6,000 years. The East Asian tradition, which is based on the flow of qi energy, is responsible for much of the traditional Chinese landscape. Throughout history, we can see the characteristics of Feng Shui when we look at sites such as the Ming tombs, the placement of roads, as well as the location and planning of cities. When Westerners first came to learn of these principles in the 18th century, they were dismissive and scathing in their commentaries on the subject, deeming it superstitious and irrational. However, during the 1960’s, the theories began to become popular among Western countries, mainly the US, Germany and France, it became a symbol of new age spirituality. Rising in popularity over the decades, by the 1990’s, having your home analysed and re-designed according to its energy flow was de-rigueur.