Maqybe not "homey" but oh my... kintsugi~the Japanese art of repairing that which is broken with gold (As Leonard Cohen would say, that's how the light gets in . . . )

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kintsukuroi : the art of repairing something with gold or silver lacquer understanding that it is more beautiful for having been broken.

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Bernardaud L'Art de la Table Kintsugi by Sarkis Coupe -Kintsugi—the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold. The idea behind it is that the piece becomes more beautiful and valuable because it has been broken and has a history.

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b: Kintsukuroi "to repair with gold", the art of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken. |Pinned from PinTo for iPad|

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Kintsugi or Kinsukuroi: Broken Things A friend shared with me today the lovely art/idea of Kintsugi (Kinsukuroi). Kintsugi is the traditional Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with a strong adhesive and then sprinkling the adhesive with gold dust. The result is that the broken pottery is now mended and in fact even stronger than the original. Instead of trying to hide the flaws and cracks, they are accentuated and celebrated because they now have become the strongest part of…

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When the Japanese mend broken objects, they fill them in with gold. They believe when something has suffered damage and has a history, it becomes more beautiful. It's time we rethink our philosophy on aging.

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