03 July 2009

wabi sabi: inspired by imperfection

This old plate (Boch/Belgium) is my newest find at the ViaVia in Gent. It has two missing stripes...for me, this is how it should be. Not quite finished, but you can imagine how. And worn out by time and use...

How I love this.

Years ago a friend mentioned this was actually the core of Japanese esthetics, which led me to explore the idea of Wabi Sabi (wikipedia).

Wabi Sabi for Artists, Designers & Philosophers by Leonard Koren (on amazon)

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