You’re going to make one anyway, says Anita Feng. So why not go big? You might end up with something more beautiful than perfection.
Lion’s Roar Special Projects editorial assistant Sandra Hannebohm looks at wabi-sabi and the perfection of imperfection.
Wabi sabi — a philosophy with roots in Zen tea ceremonies — posits that beauty lies in what is flawed.
Rei Kawakubo, the Japanese designer behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s latest exhibition, has compared her work to Zen koan practice.
Barry Boyce explores how architects are integrating contemplative practice into their spatial constructions.
Eva Wong explains kanyu, the Taoist philosophy of external and internal harmony that is the basis of feng shui, energetic principles that govern nature.
“When life is happening, design has meaning, and every design we encounter strengthens our recognition of the value of being alive.”