My plan to hit some of Melbourne's second-hand bookshops today was derailed by the inclement weather. Instead I indulged myself with a much coveted new copy of Axel Vervoordt's sublime design book, Wabi Inspirations.
The book guides the reader through Vervoordt's beautiful interiors in Belgium, Switzerland, Japan and Korea, all the while explaining the author's interpretation of that most elusive Japanese aesthetic known as wabi sabi - the beauty of wear and imperfection.
I've had a lovely afternoon flipping through the pages of my lovely new book, air fragrant with a lovely Jo Malone Sweet Lime and Cedar candle. I've nibbled on a Godiva truffle or three whilst listening to the Departures soundtrack and sipped a cup of Husk's Peppermint, lemongrass, rosebud and aniseed herbal tea whist listening to the rain on the tin roof. Quite the perfect afternoon.
From Yojiro Takata's Departures film comes my family's tradition of stone letters. Here's the scene if you'd care to take a look.
Tomorrow I'll be heading to Geelong for church and to see my family. What are you up to?