When we started to build our vacation home, a key issue was sustainability. How to make an energy efficient, healthy and timeless wooden house that could be habited by our family year around? Geothermal heating to keep suitable warmth indoors and solar panelling to heat the water were options to make the living more comfortable. We wanted to find silence and architecture that empowers our relationship towards nature. We were thinki..
During Helsinki Design Week RAW/RAAKA -exhibition (5-8th September, 18) presented the most authentic, imperfect and incomplete designs of various Finnish brands and different designers inspired Japanese wabi-sabi. “Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. It is a beauty of things unconventional”, says Author Leonard Koren; Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers.The idea of wabi-sabi is not far-fet..