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Broken is Beautiful: The Japanese Tradition That Makes Broken Things Even Better than Brand New

Broken is Beautiful: The Japanese Tradition That Makes Broken Things Even Better than Brand New

Broken is Beautiful: In this example from 1508 London, gold fills a crack in a concrete slab, turning what could be thought of as an imperfection into a beautiful and arresting landscape in miniature.

If our concrete floor cracks, we're doing this to it! It's concrete with liquid gold to fill the cracks!

If our concrete floor cracks, we're doing this to it! It's concrete with liquid gold to fill the cracks! (What the crap who thinks "hmmmm concrete cracked. I'll fill it in with gold!" What even kinda Scrooge mcduck lunatic is this?

Seam (gold leaf in concrete, 2007), Catherine Bertola. Image courtesy of the Artist and Workplace Gallery.

Catherine Bertola Seam, Installation View, 2007 Gold Leaf in Concrete Installation for 'MOVED' at Workplace Gallery Dimensions Variable

Street Kintsugi: Artist Rachel Sussman ‘Repairs’ the Roads with Gold

Street Kintsugi: Artist Rachel Sussman ‘Repairs’ the Roads with Gold. (Idea for our concrete floors!

When the Japanese mend broken objects, they fill them in with gold. They believe when something has suffered damage and has a history, it becomes more beautiful. It's time we rethink our philosophy on aging.

Kintsugi (Japanese: golden repair) Defined as "to repair with gold", is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold,.and understanding the piece is more beautiful for having been broken

Analogue Life | Japanese Design & Artisan made Housewares » Blog Archive » spoons and forks by Yuichi Takemata

Grey, Metal (spoons and forks by Yuichi Takemata April

Abbas Akhavan. "Claim" Gold leaf, concrete. 2012. Photo Credit: Hua Phoebe Jin

concrete with gold leaves - I will be adding gold leaf to my concrete cracks in my downstairs guest room.

Beautiful wall finish inspiration.  Try Artisan Enhancements Leaf and Foil Size for easy application metallic walls with no harmful chemicals or VOCs.

Ω Beautiful wall finish inspiration. Try Artisan Enhancements Leaf and Foil Size for easy application metallic walls with no harmful chemicals or VOCs.

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[Image] Kintsukuroi ("To Repair With Gold") - Why poeple who hit rock bottom and rose again are most inspirational.

Today we have a great set of concrete textures that can be downloaded for free. They are perfect for use in your own designs when you need to add some texture. The set includes 10 different concrete textures.

Concrete textures are perfect for use in your own designs when you need to add some texture. This free set includes 10 different concrete textures.

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