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  • Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.

    Pensée du lundi 3 août

  • Admittedly, the beauty of wabi-sabi is not to everyone’s liking.

    Pensée du lundi 3 août

  • They invite a certain kind of reverie, and like his photographs they also invite solitary contemplation of the time-worn objects within them, often touched by what the Japanese call sabi, a quality of noble shabbiness.

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  • It's a farm lot concept, so malaki siya at maganda 'yong view and I promised my kids that I will give them a swimming pool with a water slide para happy na sila at saka sabi ni Josh, gusto niya rin ng ja-kuzzi sa pool.

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  • It was inspired by this Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, which is about beauty and impermanence at the same time.

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  • The Gothic Revival was born from the appreciation of picturesque ruins, but even a twentieth century hipster might talk of wabi-sabi, the Japanese aesthetic appreciation of transcience.

    Ruined gothic « Squares of Wheat

  • Ravelry synchronicity wabi-sabi recognizing options, and friends who help me do so

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • In art, where the spirit of shibumi takes the form of sabi, it is elegant simplicity, it is articulate brevity.

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  • Finding beauty in something old and rusty is wabi-sabi.

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  • Picking something up off the side of the road and using it in a new way is wabi-sabi.

    Archive 2009-10-01

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  • approximately: bittersweet beauty in agedness or impermanence

    December 2, 2006