Design Trend: Wabi Sabi

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Have you heard of Wabi Sabi.

It is the Japanese aesthetic that is described as one of beauty that is imperfect.
“flawed beauty”.

Wabi- meaning simple, humble, in tune with nature.
Sabi – “the bloom of time” the beautiful patina of weathered wood.

It teaches you to:   declutter   simplify    make it yourself or buy from an artisan
don’t buy what you don’t need    don’t make too much waste
upcycle and always make do or mend
Sit quiet
breathe deeply

Wabi sabi is everything that shiny, new, and mass produced isn’t. It is flea markets over shopping malls. Vintage and frayed over sleek and swanky. It celebrates cracks and chips over slick and perfect. To embrace this philosophy, is to embrace aging, weathered, graying for the love and joy of the markings of the passing of time. It’s taking time to enjoy simple pleasures like sharing a cup of tea from a chipped cup passed down through your family, a handful ofwild flowers plucked from your garden placed in some pottery made by your child. Letting nature be your guide.

Rest your gaze at some of these examples of wabi sabi.

Design Trend: Wabi Sabi

Design Trend: Wabi Sabi

Design Trend: Wabi Sabi

Design Trend: Wabi Sabi

Design Trend: Wabi Sabi

Design Trend: Wabi Sabi

Design Trend: Wabi Sabi

Design Trend: Wabi Sabi

Design Trend: Wabi Sabi

Wabi Sabi design should give you the same calming beautiful sense that comes from floating clouds,
blossoms on a branch,
a fresh green leaf,
even the charm of a cracked vase.

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