When the Chinese Wood Element is in balance, a person will have a clear overview of their life and they know which direction things should go in. They are logical and have great planning and decision-making skills. They have good vision and are idealistic and altruistic.
Sweden's on-going love for birch trees is also prevalent in design. The light colored bark is always welcome in Swedish homes. The talented, Swedish potter, Maria Holmberg, found her way of incorporating a birch pattern on her pottery with a special ceramic printing technique.