Décor & Gardening
What’s the Wabi Sabi trend all about?
Wabi translates as simplicity, humility and always moving towards having less, while sabi refers to the passing of time and the beauty and authenticity of age.
In a nutshell then, wabi-sabi is about embracing imperfection — the natural cracks in wood, the wrinkles in an ageing human face, the asymmetry of hand-maid ceramic crockery. It’s a way of looking, a willingness to be delighted by the uniqueness of things and the passing of time. In this sense, it’s the very antithesis of a world where the desire for newness and perfection leads to the constant consumption of mass-produced goods.
At Weylandts, we’ve always celebrated this awareness of raw simplicity and the organic beauty of nature’s imperfections. We’ve compiled a list of inspirational links that expresses our appreciation of the wabi-sabi way. Enjoy.
Get It Joburg West – September 2018