This has underlined for me the importance of living in the moment.
To make the most of every minute on this earth.
And to value the transience of everything in the world.
A key aspect of Wabi is the effect a well-designed space has on the psychological wellbeing of the occupant.
Modern living spaces are so often defined by fashion and commercial marketing strategies.
But Wabi is not a style, a fashion, or a design trend.
Neither is it an idea that is likely to be imitated or replicated on a large scale.
For Wabi is neither formulaic nor can it be prescribed.
For it avoids showy objects and conspicuous displays of wealth.
The defining factor that sets Wabi apart is its purity and simplicity.
It is free from eclectic clutter and distractions that prevent us from finding inner peace.
As such it is tranquil, calm, and reassuring - completely centered.
For this stillness is based on ancient wisdom.
-axel vervoordt, wabi inspirations
Suchow star chart rubbing; Stone carving by Huang Shang (皇尚), rubbing by unknown, China, c. 1826.
Paul Klee. (German, born Switzerland. 1879-1940). Vocal Fabric of the Singer Rosa Silber. 1922. Watercolor and plaster on muslin, mounted on cardboard, 24 1/2 x 20 1/2” (62.3 x 52.1 cm). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Resor. © 2008 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn