Jun 09, 20By Andre Mercado
Despite the fact that the Imperial Japan occupied the Philippines during World War II between 1942 and 1945 which started 10 hours after the Pearl Harbor attack. Anything Japanese from food, fashion, cars and even designs are so close to the hearts of the Filipinos. For example, our love for the movie Tokyo Drift, that men went extremely drifting over Japanese cars of Mitsubishi, Nissan and Mazda. Our go to Uniqlo stores that reached 62 on different malls nationwide. Our unbelievable cravings to sushi, tempura and ramen that chooses any type of weather for us. 

Now the “Wabi-Sabi” home design is something that is gaining our interest now. 

Sabi: a mood—often expressed through literature—of attentive melancholy. 

Wabi: a cozier, more object-centered aesthetic of less as more. 

Wabi-Sabi fuses two moods seamlessly: a sigh of gentle melancholy and a sigh of slightly bittersweet contentment, awareness of the transience of earthly things and a resigned pleasure in simple things that bear the marks of that transience. 

  Here simple ways to apply the Wabi-Sabi design in your homes.

  • Start injecting homemade decors like vase, picture frames and lamps that creates a bit of rustic feel. Add coziness and bit of earthly colors as 
     Wabi-Sabi is about being warm and authentic.

  • The KonMari Method encourages tidying by category – not by location – beginning with clothes, then moving on to books, papers, komono      (miscellaneous items), and, finally, sentimental items. Keep only those things that speak to the heart, and discard items that no longer spark joy.

  • Bring indoor organic materials. Simple add components of stones, wood and plants are great way to bring peace and nature at our homes. If you want to take Wabi-Sabi design and living into the next level. 

The Grand Midori Ortigas of Federal Land is what you are looking for. Midori is a Japanese word that expresses the color of shoots, young leaves, or whole plants. Situated in the Ortigas Business District, it is less than 500 meters away from The Podium, Ayala Mall the 30th and SM Megamall.