Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

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1. All things are impermanent.
2. All things are imperfect.
3. All things are incomplete.

Wabi-sabi is the quintessential Japanese aesthetic. It is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is a beauty of things unconventional...

Leonard Koren was trained as an architect but never built anything — except an eccentric Japanese tea house — because he found large, permanent objects too philosophically vexing to design. Instead he created WET: the Magazine of Gourmet Bathing, one of the premier avant-garde magazines of the 1970's. Since then Koren has produced books about design (Arranging Things: A Rhetoric of Object Placement) and aesthetics (Which “Aesthetics” Do You Mean: Ten Definitions).