The bookcases filled, the tabletops decorated, the walls adorned, the shelves artfully arranged. I like it all, enjoy it all and care for it all.
Yet sometimes a feeling enters, quite quietly, a sort of a longing to escape from it all. Of wanting to give it up, almost all.
To experience the simplicity, the emptiness, the barrenness almost.
To be in a space that has all the room for stuff of life, yet is content with simply being. Unadorned, untouched.
Balancing the simplicity of minimalism and simplicity of fullness – my ongoing struggle with designing my space, my life.
This post is inspired by the two pictures, shown above, of the two vases by Japanese American artist, Isamu Noguchi.
I first saw these pictures a few years ago on the WWW, and since then I have simply loved the simplicity of these designs. Noguchi designed these vases in 1952 and called each of these simply as “vase”. Perfect. Simple. Timeless.