Wabi-Sabi Welcome : Learning to Embrace the Imperfect and Entertain with Thoughtfulness and Ease

Wabi-Sabi Welcome : Learning to Embrace the Imperfect and Entertain with Thoughtfulness and Ease
Author: Julie Pointer-Adams Julie Pointer Adams
Rating: 3.86
Bestsellers Rate: 5326
Publisher: ARTISAN
Book Format: Hardback
Binding: None
Pages: 272
Hours of reading: 4.5 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 19,24 €

About the book

Wabi-Sabi Welcome applies the basic principles of the wabi-sabi aesthetic to modern entertaining. It's about being ! attentive to your guests (listen without being distracted; unplug), creating a welcoming environment (leave the door unlocked; make time to be together), choosing modest decor (dishes and furniture made from materials that endure, such as wood or clay), decorating with nature (with an emphasis on foraged, not store-bought, blooms), finding beauty in imperfections (wrinkled linen napkins, along with a relaxed attitude about late-coming guests), and much more. The book is organised into chapters of five locations - Japan, Denmark, California, France, and Italy - places where the approach to home decor and entertaining best reflects wabi-sabi principles. The book is complete with lush photography and practical checklists.

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"In her new book, entertaining guru Julie Pointer Adams celebrates wabi-sabi, the zen philosophy that encourages us to chill out and enjoy the moment." --Food & Wine "Gorgeous. . . . Illustrates how we can approach our homes and time spent with friends and family with the wabi-sabi state of mind. . . . Simply paging through this book makes me feel soothed and delighted. And I love how the book's Japanese binding allows it to lay flat, no matter what page it's open to. Simple pleasures, indeed." --BookPage, Top Pick in Lifestyles "Inspiring." --Oprah.com "An antidote to the veneer of perfectionism so often presented by books of its kind, Wabi-Sabi Welcome offers readers license to slow down and host guests with humility, intention, and contentment." --Nathan Williams, founder of Kinfolk "Wabi-Sabi Welcome is a beautiful book. It reminds us of that which is most important: a slower pace, a genuine spirit, and time with the people we care for. Julie's writing is perfectly balanced and down-to-earth, and the photos, recipes, and stories inspire us to live well and thoughtfully." --Karen Mordechai, author of Sunday Suppers "Quite simply, Julie's take on entertaining is a primer on how to be a genuine, thoughtful friend. She has always embodied effortless grace and humility for me, and I'm grateful to have been the recipient of her little beam of light over the years. She demystifies that same magic for us now." --Amy Merrick, floral designer

Julie Pointer-Adams Biography

Julie Pointer Adams grew up in Santa Barbara, California, where backyard barbecues, perpetually open doors, and picnics at the beach strongly shaped her sense of what intimate, casual entertaining should be. A background in the studio arts and literature led her to pursue a master of fine arts in environment design, specifically exploring how spaces can better connect us and provide a sense of belonging-especially through sharing our homes and eating together. Having developed and managed Kinfolk magazine's original dinner and workshop series alongside editor Nathan Williams for several years, Julie has planned, hosted, and overseen hundreds of both small and not-so-small gatherings all over the world. Julie currently resides in Santa Barbara with her husband, Ryan, in a tiny, light-filled artist's studio, where they love to cook together, take photographs, host friends, and lounge in the sun. ... Read full biography

Authors: Julie Pointer-Adams Julie Pointer Adams
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Publisher: ARTISAN
Imprint: Artisan Division of Workman Publishing
Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9781579656997
ISBN10: 1579656994
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Edition: None
Edition Statement: None
Illustrations: 150 color photographs
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Book Format: Hardback
Book Binding: None
Paper: None
Font: None
Pages: 272
Book Weight: 997.9
Book Dimensions: 191x248x27.94
Circulation: None
Publication date: July 1, 2017
First Publication Date: None
Publication City/Country: New York, United States

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