Broken is Beautiful: The Japanese Tradition That Makes Broken Things Even Better than Brand New
It is a fact of life that buildings, as they age, inevitably fall apart. We Americans are not quite comfortable with this. We like everything to be shiny and new: we like all our buildings and our interior finishes to have the smooth sameness of youth. But the Japanese have developed a way of dealing with this. They have, in fact, embraced the idea that sometimes fixing broken things can make them even better and more beautiful than when they were new.
Sold Price: A DRAWING SET, Paris, circa 1690. Brass and steel - April 1, 0112 1:00 PM CEST
A HANSHITA-E (DRAWING) BY UTAGAWA KUNISADA I (TOYOKUNI III) (1786-1864). 1852. Ink on paper. A preparatory drawing for a woodblock print of the kabuki play Stück Shin-Yoshiwara Suzume. The published woodblock print of this design shows a minor modification of the placement of the censor seal, see print with inventory no. 11.40228 Museum of Fine Arts Boston. --------------- UTAGAWA KUNISADA I (TOYOKUNI III) (1786-1864). 1852. Tusche auf Papier. Hanshita-e (Zeichnung als Vorlage für…
Oak Wood Bike Hanger "Iceberg" by Woodstick Ltd.
Highest Quality Oak Wood Bike Hanger "Iceberg" by Woodstick Ltd. …clean product and natural concept… …handmade quality and smooth design… …wood beauty… We offer brand new Oak wood bike hanger “Iceberg” that is handmade by the best in class experts in woodworking and architecture. The product design is developed by Woodstick Ltd. brand name and made in European Union. We guarantee sales of only authentic and limited volume production. The bike hanger is fully handcrafted and the texture is…
Chairs from Nowhere: Secret Table & Seats Hide in Shelves
Four chairs, one table, and they take up almost no space when not in use – yet not folding, flipping, stacking or complex mechanical maneuvers are needed to make it happen.