QUIET WABI-SABI

Real Living (Philippines) - - Rl Entertains - by TALA SING­SON, as­so­ci­ate style editor

“I per­son­ally find worn-out places and ob­jects beau­ti­ful. They al­ways have a story to tell. Wabis­abi is the art of find­ing beauty in im­per­fec­tion, pro­fun­dity in earth­i­ness, and of rever­ing au­then­tic­ity above all. I wanted to re­lay this Ja­panese phi­los­o­phy through my ta­ble set­ting— to be able to tug at the heart and the mind, to em­brace life in the mo­ment, know­ing that time is al­ways pass­ing.” STYLE IT “Most of the pieces are hand­made earth­en­ware and be­spoke wooden ac­cents, all in black, white, and nat­u­ral fin­ish. I tried to keep a min­i­mal­ist Ja­panese aes­thetic with sim­ple yet un­usual sil­hou­ettes, and fo­cused on tex­ture in­stead of pat­terns or color. To lend an or­ganic feel, I scat­tered a few dried aca­cia fruits.” GOOD FOR “This quiet ta­ble set­ting is good for in­ti­mate groups or early morn­ing solo break­fast meals.” Lin­den Ecru Table­cloth (seen through­out story), P3,399; Fete Black Nap­kin, P229, both from Crate & Bar­rel • Hand-carved Wooden Place­mat, Geo­met­ric Bowl, Clay Salad Plate, Clay Bowl, Glass Goblet, Seletti Lu­nar Tea Cup, prices avail­able upon re­quest, all from a11 • Bistro 28cm Din­ner Plate, P295; Aio Cof­fee Cup and Saucer, P595; Ex­tract Cof­fee Maker, P895; Ge­orge Olive Wood Bowl, P2,150, all from Habi­tat • Wooden Spoon, find sim­i­lar at Dap­i­tan Ar­cade

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