Wednesday April 11, 2007
I like Zakka, a lot. I find it so inspiring and calm and peaceful. I want my life to be a Zakka life. With planning the new house decorations 1 room will be Zakka inspired. However I’ve always liked “cottage style” and Zakka is really close to that. It’s almost zen-like to me. It’s really hard to explain.
So you’re asking, “What is Zakka exactly?!”
Zakka (from the Japanese ‘zak-ka’ or ‘many things’ ) is a fashion and design phenomenon. The term refers to everything and anything that improves your home, life and outlook. It is primarily based on household items from the West that are regarded as kitsch in their countries of origin.
Zakka has also been described as “the art of seeing the savvy in the ordinary and mundane”.
There are a few rooms that I could choose to do in a Zakka style. The dining area (though small), the kitchen, or the office. All the other rooms I’ve pretty much decided on the styles (excluding all bathrooms though.) The kitchen would be easiest and I adore teapots. The office I have NO idea about. I was wanting bohemian but… yea. We’ll see. Just food for thought.
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