Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Japan Home: Inspirational Design Ideas by Lisa Parramore & Noboru Murata

Japan Home: Inspirational Design Ideas offers up a lovely survey of Japanese interior (and exterior) design with everything from lamps and hearths to sliding screens and furniture.

The contrasts are so interesting -- many items are intensely geometric while others, found right next to them, have the slight imperfection that makes a different kind of beauty (and lies at the heart of the concept of wabi sabi).

It seems that a great deal of Japanese aesthetics is about exactly this — the precise next to the imperfect. It’s something that crops up again and again.

In the end Japan Home left me dreaming and wishing I could have just a few of the items in my home.

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