{ wabi-sabi in my home }

By Brit

Wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay. It reflects exactly the perception of what is beauty for me: the imperfection of nature or the asymmetry of anything handmade.  Wabi-sabi celebrates cracks and crevices and all the other marks that time, weather and loving use leave behind. The concept is composed of the words Wabi and Sabi. Wabi connotes rustic simplicity, quietness and anomalies which add uniqueness and elegance to the object. Sabi means beauty or serenity that comes with age, when the life of the object and its impermanence are evidenced in its patina and wear, or in any visible repairs.
My entire home is filled with wabi-sabi elements like weathered driftwood and sea shells, old things reflecting signs of the times and even handmade creations with a touch of imperfection. For me, this concept is the real meaning of beauty and style.
wasisabiPhotos of my home from Shanti Broeng, published in we love living 3/2015

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I haven’t heard of Wabi-Sabi before. I also share this understanding of beauty. 🙂

Intéressant! et beau ! 😉

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