I've been making these cases for quite some time, long enough to learn that creating functional art is more involved than throwing some components together according to the schematics. Each build is a creative process. Details, styling, final look, feel and sound take much time to contemplate and execute. Each case carries certain memories, associations and imperfections that make it that one unique object of functional art to connect with in the world of mass-produced comfort.
In traditional Japanese aesthetics, Wabi-sabi (侘寂) is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete".
- "If an object or expression can bring about, within us, a sense of serene melancholy and a spiritual longing, then that object could be said to be wabi-sabi." (Andrew Juniper)
- "Wabi-sabi nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect." (Richard Powell)