“There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living,” Nelson Mandela.

Wabi sabi in the news

Climate change threat to Japanese Zen gardens (The Times, 31.08.08)      Temples across Kyoto, including some of its most famous, are reporting the rapid erosion of the delicate moss that forms an essential component of their famous Zen gardens.

In Search of Wabi Sabi with Marcel Theroux (BBC4, 16.03.09)                     Andrew Marr sets the cultural agenda for the week. His guests include Marcel Theroux, who discusses his travels in Japan in a quest to understand the philosophy of wabi sabi.

Wabi sabi links

www.beautywithout.co.uk                                                                                      Wabi sabi inspired art and eco jewellery with a Steampunk edge.