It is a fact of life that buildings, as they age, inevitably fall apart. We Americans are not quite comfortable with this. We like everything to be shiny and new: we like all our buildings and our interior finishes to have the smooth sameness of youth. But the Japanese have developed a way of dealing with this. They have, in fact, embraced the idea that sometimes fixing broken things can make them even better and more beautiful than when they were new.

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

In the Japanese tradition of kintsugi, broken things are repaired with gold (or silver) joinery, so that the repaired object is even lovelier than the original

Love the ?oak? cabinetry with blue painted drawer fronts and integrated pulls/cut outs for handles.

Køkkener & Kønsroller Idea - - keep wood on cabinets, use laminate veneers on lower cabinets, cleans up the look and adds color (if wanted, green perhaps?

Novacolor Marmorino plaster with brushed copper inlays. www.monjusurfaces.com Project: Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore Architect: WOHA

Novacolor Marmorino plaster wall covering with brushed copper inlays designed for Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore by WOHA architects.

Wilmotte & Associés - MIA_ARCHITECTURE_071214_4703.JPG

like the recessed textured panel in a lightly contrasting tone. very clean and attention grabbing Wilmotte & Associés S. Museum of Islamic Art - Pictures

Blue Eyed Yonder gilded plaster wall - (this would be so fun in a hallway or entry)

Matte plaster drag over aged gold metallic. A perfect technique for a powder room or an accent wall for a wow factor.

Pitsou Kedem | Art Collector Apartment 2

Possible design of wardrobe doors in master bedroom. spray doors same hardwick white as walls rather than have different finish unless you can find similar colour textured finish

pool fish scale tiles | Turquoise Fan Shaple Fish Scale Glass Tiles VG-UFN99

Turquoise Fan Shape Fish Scale Glass Tiles Really want this for my bathroom but need to order in huge quantity

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