Simply Imperfect

Simply Imperfect

Revisiting the Wabi-sabi House

Book - 2011
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Wabi-sabi is an ancient Japanese philosophy that focuses on appreciating the simple and letting go of the superficial. This book provides a history of the practice and detailed and illustrated guidelines on how to introduce wabi-sabi into your home.
Publisher: Gabriola, BC : New Society Publishers, ©2011
ISBN: 9780865716919
Branch Call Number: 747.019 LAWRENC
Characteristics: vii, 167 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Lawrence, Robyn Griggs


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JCLHelenH Feb 02, 2016

Wabi represents simplicity, humility and harmony with nature. Sabi is an appreciation for things old and faded. A wabi-sabi house is, therefore, uncluttered and furnished authentically. Very much in the spirit of KonMari, wabi-sabi encourages minimalism combined with an appreciation of the imperfect, faded and old.

Jul 14, 2011

The author's explanation of Wabi-Sabi is great for us North American rubes. However, since the illustrations are all pale brown closeups, it is difficult to picture the exact palette of grayed-out green, mustard, dark brown and black required.


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