Wabi sabi

While it has an odd name, this discipline is all about showcasing and celebrating transience and imperfection.   It is the practice of embracing and appreciating the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes.  Some of the ways the aesthetic can be shown in your home include asymmetrical tiling, oxidised zinc or roughness in materials such as natural timber used as benchtops or a rammed concrete wall.  It can also be shown in art and sculpture with the focus on hand-finished items.  The result?  A deeply personal, organic aesthetic.   This image shows the natural detail in a railway sleeper transported from our South West and installed into our Ross Avenue residence in Sorrento, one of seven different types of timber species used in the home.