What is wabi-sabi in Japandi?: a practical guide for confused design lovers

re you Googling “wabi-sabi” because you are interested in Japandi – the Japanese/Scandinavian design aesthetic hybrid? Are you confused because you haven’t found information/inspiration you are looking for? We can help you, as we write a lot about Japanese aesthetics, including wabi-sabi.

What is kirei-sabi?

re you Googling “wabi-sabi” because you are interested in Japandi – the Japanese/Scandinavian design aesthetic hybrid? Are you confused because you haven’t found information/inspiration you are looking for? We can help you, as we write a lot about Japanese aesthetics, including wabi-sabi.

What is wabi-sabi in Japandi?: a practical guide for confused design lovers

re you Googling “wabi-sabi” because you are interested in Japandi – the Japanese/Scandinavian design aesthetic hybrid? Are you confused because you haven’t found information/inspiration you are looking for? We can help you, as we write a lot about Japanese aesthetics, including wabi-sabi.

Curious perspective of Japandi: the many faces of Japanese-Scandinavian crossover

”Japandi” marries Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics, “surprisingly” similar two cultures that are far apart. But in reality, it’s a natural crossover and Japanese have had natural affinity toward Scandinavian culture for quite some time. Find curious blends of the two in literature, music, movie and fashion.

Simple or empty? Japanese minimalist design according to Kenya Hara

Simple or minimalist design is often linked with Japanese Zen-influenced design, but how are they different? Conceptually, simple design must be an attempt to re-adjust the relationship between functionalities and additional design elements. More design frills make products fancier and luxurious to lure consumers, but too many of them can become noise.

MUJI House: 15 years, 4 models that help owners design their own unique life style

The beauty of decluttering according to Kenya Hara, Japanese “emptiness” aesthetics guru

Japanese graphic designer Kenya Hara is known for his “emptiness” design philosophy as you can see in MUJI products. He says we shouldn’t own too much because it will ruin the beauty of our living environment. Find his take on decluttering to live a truly rich live.

SIWA: Naoto Fukasawa re-imagines washi, traditional Japanese paper

Japanese washi paper maker Onao collaborated with renowned product designer Naoto Fukasawa, who liked the way washi got wrinkles when it was shrieked. He designed many items using “naoron” under the brand name “SIWA” – a term coined by flipping “shi” and “wa” of “washi,” but it also means wrinkles.

The beauty of decluttering according to Kenya Hara, Japanese “emptiness” aesthetics guru