My island dream house is clean and white, sprinkled with sea glass and hurricane lamps, and images like the frond, coral and urchin found in these new Wabisabi Eco-Art Coastal Pillows. They’re clean and modern to perfection yet the images are derived from an appreciation of imperfection found in nature, another angle to the symmetry that balances so much of Japanese design.
Wabi (cycles of erosion) Sabi (recurrence) is a very green concept, celebrating life cycles. The handprinted throw pillows, $68 at Cottage and Bungalow, are made from bamboo, organic cotton, silky kapot fiber harvested from the rain forest and eco-fiber born of recycled plastic bottles. Yes, it would be counter-intuitive to marry the sea turtle and koi with factory-made polyester.