Karen McCartney is a truly inspirational figure in the interior world. In her latest book Perfect Imperfect McCartney looks closely at the art of Wabi Sabi. If you don't know what Wabi Sabi is, its' the Japanese art of imperfection. It is everything that sleek is not. Natural materials and textures, imperfections are all Wabi Sabi. It is about slowing down, relaxing, appreciation rather than perfecting. An object will have character, dents, it will have a history. Wabi Sabi is the 'perfect' way to bring a relaxed approach to living, giving your home a mood which is easy to live with. Much easier to live with than the sleek. Feather & Willow base much of its philosophy on the earthy, the natural and the handmade. Its about using found objects to bring a sense of authenticity and history to your home.
This book is presented oh so well. Karen is the founding editor of Inside Out magazine and has a colossal amount of knowledge in all things beautiful. One of our favourite books at the moment.
Another great read we have and always in stock is the mag Dumbo Feather. Full of stories about extraordinary people, and I mean extraordinary, from all around the world. This months issue covers Rose Rwabuhihi from Rwanda, Dr Norman Doidge making revolutionary advances in neuroplasticity, Dr Susan Carland, and Dr Catherine Cook helping hospitalised children cope through the use of music therapy. Inspirational stories that are truly out of the ordinary! This mag has a conscience and holds community right up there. Take a few hours, have a great read, get inspired and relax.