Tag: wabi sabi

Quickie: Float like a Dragonfly

Quickie: Float like a Dragonfly

This bathroom sink design from Casa URO, Monterrey, Mexico, just blows my mind. I love the faucet and mirror combination that takes the pipes away from down below and makes the plumbing part of the structure and style. The worn river rocks are a great counterpoint to […]

Quickie: Patience is Virtual

Quickie: Patience is Virtual

This lovely bathroom is completely virtual–it’s a rendering created by the talented Angelina Alexeeva. The asymmetry creates such beautiful movement in this design. I’m entranced by the contrasting textures between the walls, drapery, and fixtures. The organic and modern lines, from the wizened tree exuding wabi-sabi-ness on the […]

Quickie: Clean Body, Peaceful Mind

Quickie: Clean Body, Peaceful Mind

In honor of May being “Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month,” I’m going to feature Asian-inspired design in the coming weeks. The clean lines of the sink, with minimal decoration, is more reminiscent of Japanese design than Chinese, which tends towards the elaborate (rococo would be the word for […]

Quickie: Why Beauty?

Quickie: Why Beauty?

Why make something beautiful? Because. It’s how we become more alive.

Quickie: Cool and Cooler

Quickie: Cool and Cooler

How would you like to kick back with a cocktail here? I’m seriously digging the beat up, comfortable looking, leather seating. I think I’d add a tattered kilim or some other kind of dark, Oriental rug to anchor the space a bit more, and make […]

Quickie: I Love Concrete

Quickie: I Love Concrete

I love concrete. I do. It’s a material that can appear cold and unyielding, or richly textured and visually gratifying. This bathroom and specifically the sink fairly sing a wabi sabi aesthetic, as if the material were weathered wood, unique and poignant in its rawness.