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Wabi-sabi is about appreciating the simple and letting go of the superficial – the perfect antidote for a society in recovery from a decades-long consumerist binge. In 2004 The Wabi-Sabi House helped popularize this ancient Japanese philosophy in North America. Simply Imperfect is a fully revised and updated edition of The Wabi-Sabi House, aimed at moving past our belief in life, liberty, and the pursuit of stuff to finding beauty in austerity, serenity and authenticity.
Far more than home décor, wabi-sabi is a state of mind: living modestly in the moment, stripping away the unnecessary, finding satisfaction in everyday things. Simply Imperfect recounts wabi-sabi's rich history, tracing it from its Zen Buddhist roots through to the present day. This beautifully-illustrated book reveals ways to introduce wabi-sabi into your homesuch as:
Wabi-sabi is everything that today's sleek, plastic, technology-saturated culture isn't. Simply Imperfect asks readers to see that mass-produced perfection is seductive but boring. This gentle book is for anyone who is overwhelmed by consumerism or whose focus hasshifted from getting more to getting by.
Loved my wabi sabi book on "the life-changing magic of tidying up' by marie kondo but this book did not meet an good rating.Published 4 months ago by Meir
Simply Imperfect makes perfect sense for the way we should be living now.Published 5 months ago by catherine w anderson
This is the third time that I have bought this book as I have given away the previous two.Published 5 months ago by Sherryn Silverthorne
I had heard about this from my exercise instructor on TV and I expected it to be a form of art and to me this form of belongings seemed just lower class instead of classic grandeur... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ruth Leighton
She's an interesting and informative writer and her style of quotes and pictures makes the book a delight to readPublished 19 months ago by Rose Cannella
The meaning of Wabi-Sabi is greatly illustrated in this book. The content is laid out in an easy-to-read fashion, very Zenful, nice intro my new concept of Wabi-SabiPublished 19 months ago by Kelly Hill
I found this book on the communal "reading while you visit' book shelf at Rancho Margot, Costa Rica and leafed through it - reading some parts - savoring others. Read morePublished on April 28, 2013 by joan lorenz
I have a very good friend that I thought would appreciate this book. Along with it I put together a colage of small addtionals all using the wabi sabi way. Read morePublished on December 18, 2012 by L. Weisser