Wabi-sabi (侘寂) is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection in the Japanese culture. At Artsi, we decided to launch our brand with this collection focused on the concepts of Japanese spirituality.
So what does it mean to embrace Wabi-Sabi? To be okay with imperfection and appreciating its peculiar beauty.
Richard Powell, author of "Wabi-Sabi Simple," says it is, "Accepting the world as imperfect, unfinished, and transient, and then going deeper and celebrating that reality, is something not unlike freedom."
To see spots not as blemishes but memories.
To see failures as stepping stones to something better.
To see wrinkles not as regrets but stories.
Wabi-sabi is about imperfection that is deliberate. Celebration of beauty in its natural, full of flaws and yet flawless form. We celebrate not what is flawless but that which is alive, with cracks and dribs. All it takes is to learn to appreciate those.
Put simply, "wabi" is simplicity, whether elegant or rustic; "sabi" means the beauty of age and wear. But because of how broad this concept is, it's virtually impossible to bring it down to one clean definition. It's meant to be asymmetrical, undefined, mystic.
It's not about neglecting and ignoring the mistakes but rather about appreciating and sustaining the natural beauty of things. In relationships, it means embracing each other in your imperfection. In lifestyle, it means embracing simplicity and naturality.
"Wabi-sabi nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect."
With this collection we want you to remind you guys about the importance of the already perfect imperfection. Abandon the notion of perfect and embrace Wabi-Sabi together with us.