I often find great ideas are usually the simple ones.
Thanks, Oh Joy.
I’m in the process of furnishing my new place. That’s why I’ve been obsessively devouring home design blogs and online stores for solid deals and inspiration.
From the OK store:
Gerhard Richter 100 Pictures
Handmade burlap placemat in Italy from recycled industrial waste by Luisa Cevese Riedizioni
*Natural is a color. I swear!
“Wabi Sabi”, a phrase coined by Japanese artisans and philosophers, addresses the impermanence and transience of nature in design and art. These days, we see this aesthetic reinterpreted in furniture, tabletop, and fashion design. Some of my favorite artisans like Yo Takimoto (whose wood carving class is occasionally offered at Tortoise), ceramicists Miyashita Zenji and Shimaoka Tatsuzō, all incorporate the Wabi Sabi principles in their creations. Today via Design Observer, I learned of designer Naoto Fukasawa, whose rustic paper products speak the unaffected beauty of nature. And they certainly speak volumes to me.