The term “wabi sabi” simply means a natural material used in home furnishings that is produced in the Wabi Sabah region of Western Malaysia. This natural material is actually rice terracotta that is hand woven to create furniture covers. These types of furniture covers are quite popular in Asian countries such as Japan and Korea, where it is a sign of wealth. Now, it has become possible to purchase furniture like wabi sabi in the U.S. and Canada thanks to contemporary interior design that pays close attention to the aesthetics of the natural world. In this article, I will be explaining the importance of wabi sabi in the aesthetics of the domestic space.
Wabi-Sabi is a type of rice field that is cultivated in the mountains of Wabi Sabah, which is located in the northern Malaysian state of Sabah. It is part of the Sabah National Forest and is known for its tropical wet and dry climate. The unique flora and fauna make wabi-sabi a popular place for tropical landscaping. This environment provides the perfect backdrop for a wide array of natural home decor accessories. In addition to wabi-sabi accessories, the green leaves and the evergreen trees make the Sabah area very visually pleasing and make it an ideal location to grow a variety of exotic plants and trees.
While living in Sabah, I frequently received emails asking me about Sabahian wabi-sabi furniture. My initial response was that the Sabahian wabi-sabi is just rice paper that is rolled and laminated to create wabi-sabi cushions. It is a design concept that originated in East Asia and the designers have taken it and transformed it to a North American look-at-all. The result is a product that can be used as a decorative cushion or as a comfortable chair, depending on your design taste.
One wabi-sabi accessory that I love is the wabi-sabi planter. The planter comes in a variety of different heights, widths, and materials. Most designs have the soil on the bottom and the wabi plant on top. The beauty of this design is that you can place a baby plant wherever you like in the planter. This adds a nice touch of organic function to the design and makes it easy to have a place to put the plant when the wabi-sabi planter is not in use.
Another wabi-sabi design that I like is the bamboo hibiscus palm. This type of wall is harvested from high elevation rainforests of South Asia. When the plant attains maturity, it is used to create wabi-sabi planters and furniture. While the hibiscus may not be the most popular of the wabi species, it does have a nice mild scent that is great for creating wabi-sabi planters or other baby accessories.
There are many wabi-sabi plants to choose from. Some are more common than others. You can even grow them indoors! This will allow you to have an indoor garden all year around, without needing to concern yourself with the weather. This makes wabi-sabi planters and other baby accessories the perfect accessory for any Asian kitchen.