WABI & SABI
Wabi-Sabi beauty is one that celebrates authentic craftsmanship, the aging process, and beauty in the imperfections of the natural cycle of production and maturation.
Our Wabi-Sabi world view is heavily influenced by both Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics. We appreciate the beauty in things that are simple, weathered, modest, asymmetrical and nature-inspired.
Below, you can find some examples of what we consider Wabi-sabi.
- One-of-one art pieces
- Haiku poems
- The discoloration and patterning that arises from rust
- Falling leaves in autumn
- The unglazed texture of earthenware nature
- The knots in wood
- Biblichor - The calming scent from the pages of an old book
- A misshapen mug
- Axel Vervoordt, Belgian interior designer
- Hans Blomquist, Swedish interior stylist
- Weeds growing through the cracks in concrete
- Dried flowers and branches
- Kintsugi - The art and practice of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with gold, silver, or platinum dusted lacquer. Instead of trying to restore objects to a false, temporary state of perfection, we show appreciation for the slings and arrows of time and use.
- James Joyce, Irish novelist
- The pastel color that arises in faded objects
- Cozy and intimate spaces
- A beautifully built rustic home
- The soft pale light of the golden hour
- Tea ceremonies
- Wool, cotton, hemp, bamboo, leather, silk, wood, rattan, copper, steel