On The Bookshelf: Wabi-Sabi Welcome by Julie Pointer Adams

Written by Jessica Comingore Photography by Julie Pointer Adams

True to its name, Wabi-Sabi Welcome warmly introduces the art of wabi-sabi to those new to the term by taking readers on a journey across the globe through a collection of communities to whom the way of life comes second nature. From Japan, to Denmark, to California, to Italy, there exists a common penchant for quality, whether it be a set of ceramics passed down through generations, or a freshly ripe peach that serves as the canvas for a summer dessert.

Beautiful images, entertaining tips, nourishing recipes, and personal anecdotes fill the pages of the hardcover, providing endless inspiration for anyone seeking a respite from our often hectic pace of life, and permission to let go of any pressures or expectations around perfection. In fact, the book’s takeaway is quite the opposite. Through embracing the imperfect, and better yet, finding the beauty in it, we allow more time for what’s most important, like enjoying life’s simplest pleasures with those near and dear by our side.

Authored by Julie Pointer Adams — maker, writer, imaginative mind, and former community director of Kinfolk — the book embodies a sense of approachability that is equal parts refreshing and calming. One that you’ll have no fears of dog-earing, we foresee returning to this book again and again. Get your hands on a copy here.


Local to LA? I’ll be co-hosting a book signing for Wabi-Sabi Welcome with Julie on Thursday, June 15th at Alchemy Works in the Arts District from 5:30-7:30pm, including a casual Q&A with Julie at 6pm where we’ll be discussing her vision behind the book and experience traveling the world to bring it to life. You can find more info here, and we hope to see you there!

Alchemy Works
826 E. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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