2021: Creating a Lexicon of Future
W is for Wabi Sabi
I’ve always interpreted ‘wabi sabi’ as the perfection of imperfection.
Julie Pointer Adams, author of Wabi Sabi Welcome describes it as “a way of life that celebrates the perfectly imperfect — beauty found in the unusual, unfashionable places or objects, and in moments usually overlooked or unappreciated.”
Aesthetically, it is the antithesis of modernism — it is crumpled linen napkins, it is a well-worn, well-loved leather handbag, it is irregular surfaces, it is chipped pottery. But it is…