Wabi-Sabi 侘寂: Finding beauty in imperfection, impermanence and simplicity
Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese philosophy of living, centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection.
“The Japanese view of life embraced a simple aesthetic that grew stronger as inessentials were eliminated and trimmed away.” — Tadao Ando, architect
Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, roughness, simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy, and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes.
Pared down to its barest essence, wabi-sab is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death. It’s simple, slow, and uncluttered—and it reveres authenticity above all.
We love the idea of wabi sabi as a metaphor for the work we do. Our work centers around this idea of life as a journey. That we are all working to become better versions of ourselves. So when you are striving for perfection, remember wabi-sabi along the way. Each step to what seems to be perfection is truly experiencing the beauty in each moment of imperfection.
This Wabi Sabi Japanese Tea Cup serves as a reminder that we should celebrate simplicity and imperfection everyday.