Taking in the last art fair of summer, I once again walked amongst the endless rows of homemade soaps, lawn art, and kettle corn booths. The sweaty masses, redundant offerings, and oil-laden air don’t deter me from showing up. I continue to return for the same reason everyone does—endlessly searching for the best-in-show artisan. The honor this visit was delivered to artist Jolee Pink’s Wabisabi Green—a line of throw pillows that brilliantly combine the fashionable, the affordable, and the eco-friendly.
Wabisabi, the Japanese idea of finding natural beauty in all things including the imperfect and incomplete, is the inspiration behind each design. Her three collections, Shore, Zen, and Leaf, showcase the Wabisabi concept beautifully. Pink’s pillows display a quiet perspective, exhibiting simple, natural patterns. Each piece is hand-printed on organic cotton using rich and deep, non-toxic inks. Designs include such favorites as papyrus, sea fan, and cherry blossom. For only $45 per cover (and an additional $20-$25 for organic kapok fiber or ecofiber inserts), these little beauties can easily transform any room in your home. Like discovering the finest artisan at a summer fair, Wabisabi Green pillows can transform the same ol’, same ol’ into a thing of beauty. Details: www.wabisabigreen.com