Interior Snoop: A Wabi-Sabi Penthouse by Axel Vervoordt and Tatsuro Miki

Nobody is perfect. It is an overused excuse we often hear and say when something's not done right. In terms of medical care and hospitality services {among other things}, perfection is paramount, but when it comes to aesthetics, imperfection is much more attractive. That statement is not an absolute, of course.

So, what is this thing called Wabi-sabi? If you haven't Googled it yet, Wabi-sabi is a concept conjectured by the Japanese to denote the acceptance of imperfection. Life is flawed anyway. It's only perfect on Facebook and Instagram, but BTS, some are not. Mine isn't. Yes, that was an inductive fallacy. 

Anyway, have you been to a perfect house? A Pinterestingly glorious one that's filled with symmetrical pieces? Like everything is rulered? I have. I have my own brand of crazy when it comes to order, but that house scared me. It's like a psychopath's dream.

You cannot just throw things around and inject all sorts of seedy pieces, pat yourself at the back, and say "there! wabi-sabi!".  There's an art to it, and Axel Vervoordt and Tatsuro Miki did a mighty fine job refreshing Robert de Niro's TriBeCa {the neighborhood he practically owns} penthouse. It's gorgeously flawed; a thoughtfully curated jumble. I'm gonna echo what Mr. De Niro said in this video: "I'm not even sure what you call it. He {Axel Vervoordt} has all kinds of elaborate explanations. For me, I just know it's great."

See more photos and explanations at Decoholic

Onward and Upward!


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