Imported from Japan, the design trend wabi-sabi celebrates the art of the imperfect.

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Photography by Peter Ardito
| Credit: Photography by Peter Ardito

Fine Lines

No ironing needed! The Rough Linen Solid Cushion Cover in Orkney Charcoal and Orkney Sham in Natural (from $45) look even better with creases. 

Just a Pinch

Pigeon Toe Ceramics Stacking Thimble Cups in Terracotta ($44 for four) are made with a hand-thrown design by a potter in Oregon. 

Surface Appeal

With its irregular, organic edge and splattered pattern, this large stainless-steel CB2 Comet Enamel White and Gold Serving Platter ($40) is proof that pretty comes in all shapes.

With A Twist

Carved from solid acacia, the helix-shaped handles of West Elm's Spiral Salad Servers ($29 for a pair) put the beautiful wood grain and handicraft on display. 

Versatile Vessels

Glazed Jenni Kayne Sierra Cups ($40 each), available in taupe or oatmeal, are true multitaskers: coffee mugs, flower vases, or sweet little succulent planters.

Low-Key Linens 

These hand-dyed Flora Poste Studio Flour Sack Shibori Napkins ($38 for a set of four) get their distinct looks from a Japanese folding-and-binding technique.