If you want to know about a man's soul, study the environment he lives in and has created for himself. It will teach you a lot about his sensibilities, priorities and tastes. Looking at the following photos of Jacob George's new residence, you'd be forgiven for thinking Kyoto/Japan rather than Southern India. But India is what Jacob of speaker design house Rethm calls home. His architectural business is what enables the side venture of Rethm and Jacob's architectural savvy recently netted him an award for the design of his new house. Those who have heard his Rethm speaker will likely concur that the Zen spirit of simplicity and elegance demonstrated in this house also translates to how the speakers are conceived, executed and sound.