Anyway, I think I am going to start trying to feature Etsy stores on Tuesdays. So if you have one you love I would be thrilled if you would send me a link, even if it is your own store.
“Wabi-sabi represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.” It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence, specifically impermanence, the other two being suffering and emptiness or absence of self-nature. Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, asperity (roughness or irregularity), simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy, and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes.”
This is the one sale you need to see if you are looking for anything – the prices are great (like a Global Views table for $124, hide rugs for $500, Chesterfields under $1000, etc.) It’s soooo not wabi-sabi, but who cares 🙂