everyday hero: wabi-sabi . . .

ubiquitous quality factor number 12 •
everyday design hero:
wabi-sabi . . .

“the aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity & familiarity.”

philosopher ludwig wittgenstein

01) lightness . . .

02) enhancing civility . . .

03) beautility . . .

04) robust, resilient & repairable . . .

05) embracing aspects of homo ludens . . .

06) anthropomorphic . . .

07) adaptable | transformable . . .

08) intuitive | self-explanatory . . .

09) accessible to 90% of the world . . .

10) a variation on a theme . . .

11) ephemeral . . .

12) wabi-sabi (grows better with time &/or use) . . .

13) improvisation . . .
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suggested reading &/or the dialects of design continued, wabi-sabi:

01) koren, leonard. wabi-sabi: for artist designers poets & philosophers.
point reyes, imperfect publishing, 1994 & 2008.
02) moritsch, stefan, editor. craft-based design –
on practical knowledge and manual creativity.
salenstein, niggli verlag, 2018.
03) murray, james t., and karla l. murray. store front: the disappearing face of new york. berkeley, gingko press, 2010.
04) sampl, hannes, et al. weiterdenken über das bauernhaus.
berlin, archimappublishers, 2012.
05) schmidt, georg. konrad witz. königstein im taunus, langewiesche-bücherei, 1962.
06) seymour, john. vergessene haushaltstechniken. ravensburg, otto maier, 1987.
07) tanizaki, jun’ichirō. in praise of shadows.
sedgwick, leete’s island books, 1933 & 1977.
08) uchida, shigeru. designscape. tokyo, kousakusha, 2009.
09) yanagi, soetsu. the unknown craftsman: a japanese insight into beauty.
tokyo, kodansha international,1989.

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posted 13 February 2022

categories design, education