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What’s more perfect than something that’s slightly imperfect?

That’s the underlying ethos behind the Japanese design principle of wabi-sabi. Dutch designer Marianne Smink took those concepts of simplicity, irregularity, and nature’s own imperfections to heart and translated the aesthetic in her line of tiles. Although the tiles are screen-printed, each one offers the unique feel of a hand-stamped or painted tile.

Perfectly imperfect. (Just the way we like it.)

Source: Remodelista 

What’s old is new again. Especially if you’re talking about this new collection from venerable Japanese ceramics house Kutani Choeman.

For more than 130 years, the family-run company has been making tea sets and ceremonial accessories—but their newest collection adds technology (boom boxes) and contemporary activities (skateboarding) to the classic tea vessels.

Modern motifs with a traditional form? We’ll drink to that.

Source: Colossal