Forget Hygge and Lagom.. interior trends for 2018 is all about Wabi Sabi
What Is Wabi Sabi ?
Taken from the Japanese words wabi, which translates to less is more, and sabi, which means attentive melancholy, wabi sabi calls for us to take pleasure in the imperfect.
It calls for us to live modestly, learning to be satisfied with our life once we strip away the unnecessary.
It has its roots in Zen Buddhism, which emphasises self-control and meditation practice.
In a world awash with fake instagram perfection and YouTube, it's no shock that the ancient Japanese aesthetic Of Wabi-sabi is suddenly making a comeback.
Derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence (impermanence, suffering and emptiness), if you want a philosophy about where to move your furniture look elsewhere, it’s about not just accepting imperfection, but realising that’s where the beauty lies, in everything from off-kilter pottery to the face of someone you love.
Great news for those of us who cant afford designer kitchens and accesories for our homes - as "pre - loved" ie: 2nd hand furniture and the concept of reuse and recycle fits this concept perfectly.
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