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imperfect, impermanent and incomplete

imperfect, impermanent and incomplete

Fabienne Verdier  “Ensō (円相) is a Japanese word meaning “circle” and a concept strongly associated with Zen. Ensō is one of the most common subjects of Japanese calligraphy even though it is a symbol and not a character. It symbolizes absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the Universe, and the void; it can also symbolize the Japanese aesthetic itself.”

awakeningfromthedream: “ there are 9 basic principles that underlie japanese art they are called aesthetics, or concepts that answer the question: what is art? the 9 aesthetics are: wabi-sabi (imperfect), miyabi (elegance, ) shibui (subtle,) Iki.

Wabi-sabi is not a decorating style, but rather a mindset, with no list of rules. Creating a wabi-sabi home is the result of developing our wabigokoro, or wabi mind and heart: living modestly, learning to be satisfied with life once we strip away the unnecessary, and living in the moment.

The Wabi-Sabi House, a book about the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection. Wabi-sabi is not a decorating style, but rather a mindset, with no list of rules. Creating a wabi-sabi home is the result of developing our wabigokoro, or wabi mind a

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This Ivy House.J adore les bouquets de branches sauvages , j en ai presque…

Seam by Catherine Bertola - gold leaf in concrete - 1508 London on Concrete Luxury in Interior Design

Gold Leafed Concrete Seam: 1508 London on Concrete Luxury in Interior Design.

Building a Living Fence. I want to do this so bad. I have yet to have good luck with my berry plants out here, but no problem growing siberian elms. So I wonder if those will make a great fence too.

Living Fences: How-To, Advantages, and Tips

Building a Living Fence. I have yet to have good luck with my berry plants out here, but no problem growing siberian elms. So I wonder if those will make a great fence too.

Mt. Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan, by Masakazu Ejiri, on flickr.

Mt. Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan, by Masakazu Ejiri, on flickr.

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