Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Upcycling Japanese style

This is a fantastic idea.

Kintsugi (or kintsukuroi) is a Japanese method for repairing broken ceramics with a special lacquer mixed with gold, silver, or platinum. The philosophy behind the technique is to recognize the history of the object and to visibly incorporate the repair into the new piece instead of disguising it. The process usually results in something more beautiful than the original.

If you’d like to try the technique yourself, Humade offers gold and silver DIY kintsugi kits. There's also a Kintsugi supplies shop on Etsy here. And there's a how to video guide here:

(Spotted at This is Collosal)

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