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Wabi Sabi: An Unusual Children’s Book Based on the Japanese Philosophy of Finding Beauty in Imperfection and Impermanence

<i>Wabi sabi</i> is a beautiful Japanese concept that has no direct translation in English. Both an aesthetic and a worldview, it connotes a way of living that finds beauty in imperfection and accepts the natural cycle of growth and decay. <b>Wabi Sabi</b> is also the title of a fantastic 2008 picture-book by <b>Mark</b> …

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Home Tours

12 Contemporary Wood Walls You’ll Actually Love

While the 1960s saw the design of some fantastic modern structures clad in vertical wood slats, things quickly degenerated by the ’70s, when …

Illustrators and Visual Storytellers Map the World

<i>“Could it have been the drawing of maps that boosted our ancestors beyond the critical threshold which the other apes just failed to cross?,”</i> Richard Dawkins famously speculated. Maps have undoubtedly changed the world as both objects of art and tools of political power. They help us understand …

A very colorful and chic apartment in London

A home should be a reflection of everyone that’s living in it and it should be a visual representation of what you want the others to feel when they …

Interior Design

How To Create a Gallery Wall on a Budget

Gallery Wall Inspiration<p>With $200 to spend upfront and a large space to fill, I knew my vision of a gallery wall was not immediately attainable. I …

Living Rooms

Articles about mountainside vacation home skiathos greece on Dwell.com - Dwell

A far cry from the whitewashed buildings of Mykonos, this vacation home on the Aegean island of Skiathos will make any modern...<p>A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.<p>Inspired by their clients’ bold art collection, a pair of …

Architecture

20 Brilliant Bookshelves for Modern Bookworms

As the famous saying goes, <i>I like big books and I cannot lie</i>. Even though we may take in most of our reading via an iPad or Kindle these days, we are still bookworms at heart. The warmth and character of a well-worn or brand new book is hard to beat. But those books of yours need a good home. Here …

Small Spaces

Visual: Gorgeous Desk Has Multi-Directional Drawers

Digging through your desk drawers for an important document or that secret Snickers you know you have hidden somewhere can come down to a cruel game …

Avant-garde

Outdoor Furniture Designed For More Comfort, Less Waste

Design star Konstantin Grcic and storied American manufacturer Emeco teamed up to produce a recession-minded collection for the Parrish Art Museum. Soon, it’ll be available to the rest of us.<p>When the Parrish Art Museum opened its new home in November 2012, the Herzog & de Meuron–designed building …

Furniture

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

The BioniCopter: A Robotic Dragonfly by Festo | Colossal

<p>The BioniCopter is the latest robotic marvel from German technology firm Festo, a company known for the creation of numerous devices that mimic …

Only geeky by name…

Featuring a commanding contrast of raw wood and steel, the Geek chair has a fresh and contemporary appearance that’s elegant yet unpretentious. The …

Striking Vitrina Cabinet And Shelving Unit In Bright Colors

Wow! That’s the first thought that comes to the mind when you see this piece. Hierve Design Consultancy’s Vitrina cabinet is a unique combination of …