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The Beauty of Things Modest and Humble

Jun 27, 2012  ·  1 min read

The above saying comes from a description of experiencing the Japanese design aesthetic of wabi-sabi. Wabi-sabi has long been associated with the Japanese tea ceremony and is, more than anything, a feeling and experience that is ephemeral and hard to catch. Japanese design firm, Wasara, have taken this philosophy and brought it in to Australian homes.

Wasara have created a series of bio-degradable, compostable tablewares made from completely organic products including bamboo, reed and bagasse, which is a waste product from sugarcane. Each piece is for one-time use only. We weren’t joking – you can literally throw these plates into the compost heap and they will break down back into their original ingredients to be used as fertilizer. Marvelous!

So, really, there is no excuse to have ugly plastic things littering your tables at your next barbecue. Add a touch of wabi-sabi to your weekend luncheon and get in touch with your organic side.

Wasara plates and tablewares are available online from the Real Store, here.

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