The Japanese word kireina (綺麗な) can translate to ‘beautiful’, ‘neat’ and ‘clean’, a polysemy conflation reflecting a ponderance of beauty in simplicity. These aesthetic concepts are at the heart of wabi-sabi...
Just as the dropping temperature and dark days can make us feel cold and sombre, and warm interiors and twinkling lights can make us feel warm and cosy, colours can elicit specific feelings and senses.
Oseibo is a Japanese winter gift-giving tradition, a time where people show each other gratitude and give thanks to those that have shown you kindness during the year. Oseibo, meaning ‘year-end’, is often presented mid-December, as an expression of appreciation and recognition.
We are excited to share our first collaboration with Erin Niimi Longhurst, author of Japonisme, Omoiyari and A Little Book of Japanese Contentments, who will be sharing pieces inspired by our latest exhibitions and collections, with a focus on Japanese philosophy.