Why wabi-sabi and kintsugi may be key to unlocking your design flow.
– KEYS SOULCARE
Nowadays, our homes are the backdrop of every facet of our lives: They’re our offices, gyms, go-to restaurants… you get the picture. But, at the end of the day, our homes are our happy places; our little slice of solace in this crazy world. So, shouldn’t they make us feel good, too?
We’re constantly looking for ways to bring those sanctuary vibes to our spaces. Two trends that we can’t stop thinking about? Wabi-sabi and kintsugi — two distinct design philosophies that elevate the ideas of rethinking imperfection, timelessness, and peace.
Want your space to reflect your perfectly imperfect self? We’re breaking down these two popular design fads.
Rooted in traditional Japanese aesthetics and Buddhism, wabi-sabi celebrates the imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete nature of life. Asymmetry, natural wear, and a deep appreciation for the quirks of the here and now (rather than “picture perfect”) are among its design touchpoints.
Try: Want to bring wabi-sabi to your own digs? Check out Better Home & Gardens’weekend-worthy projects and tips.
There’s a reason why kintsugi is considered the art of Japanese joinery. This trend uses cracks and chips sealed with gold or other precious metal, emphasizing the importance of picking up the pieces after life’s biggest falls. After all, there’s nothing like a comeback story.
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