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Broken is Beautiful: The Japanese Tradition That Makes Broken Things Even Better than Brand New

Broken is Beautiful: The Japanese Tradition That Makes Broken Things Even Better than Brand New

"At the Anahi restaurant in Paris, copper leaf fills cracks in the tile, turning something that could have been an eyesore into a lovely and unexpected design detail.

Broken is Beautiful: The Japanese Tradition That Makes Broken Things Even Better than Brand New | Apartment Therapy

Broken is Beautiful: The Japanese Tradition That Makes Broken Things Even Better than Brand New

Broken is Beautiful: The Japanese Tradition That Makes Broken Things Even Better than Brand New | Apartment Therapy

The Gold Lining

The Gold Lining

Kintsugi—the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold. The idea behind it is that the piece becomes more beautiful and valuable than when it was as new with the gold lovingly put into it.

Broken is Beautiful: The Japanese Tradition That Makes Broken Things Even Better than Brand New | Apartment Therapy

Broken is Beautiful: The Japanese Tradition That Makes Broken Things Even Better than Brand New

Broken is Beautiful: The Japanese Tradition Kintsugi That Makes Broken Things Even Better than Brand New

Kintsukuroi

) (Japanese: golden joinery) or Kintsukuroi (金繕い?) (Japanese: golden repair) is the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with a lacquer resin sprinkled with powdered gold.

It happens to us all. Maybe you’re washing the dishes and your hands are slippery with soap. Or maybe you just lost your grip. Either way, there’s now a ceramic plate shattered on the floor. If you’re lucky, there wasn’t any food on it, but breaking a plate, or a bowl, or a mug, is...

Broken Plates Get A New Meaning With ‘Kintsugi,’ The Art Of Finding Beauty In Flaws

'Kintsukuroi' is the Japanese art of repairing pottery with gold or silver, joining the pieces and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken

Broken is Beautiful: The Japanese Tradition That Makes Broken Things Even Better than Brand New

Broken is Beautiful: The Japanese Tradition That Makes Broken Things Even Better than Brand New

Dramatic Asian print featuring cranes in flight over a stunning floral background br br One yard of this stunning Asian fabric from the Oriental Traditions Collection by Robert Kaufman Fabrics

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