a quiet izakaya in Ueno
Japan made me think a lot about how I choose to live my life.
In Japan, everything seems pleasing. The packaging, the potted plants all over the place, the neatly stacked bikes, the merchandising in stores - all of it is so beautifully designed. Everything has a pleasing aesthetic - it's remarkable!
this orange was a sherbet container before it became a home for these charms
I realized I want to take my time to design my life. To garden more, to cook more, to remove everything my apartment I don't need, to take all the details and improve upon them. Maybe this is the whole concept of zakka!
Zakka (from the Japanese 'zak-ka'（雑貨）or 'many things')
The term refers to everything and anything that improves your home, life and appearance. Zakka has also been described as "the art of seeing the savvy in the ordinary and mundane"