The Design Observer Group


Posted 10.07.12


John Foster

Accidental Mysteries


The Japanese tradition of kintsugi — the artful repairing of damaged objects — is a practice that continues to fascinate me. In our society today, most things are not repaired if broken. If a toaster quits working, the normal practice is to throw it away and get a replacement. Still, shoes get repaired. Automobiles do — probably more than we’d like — and iPhones can be repaired if the damage is not severe. This week’s post looks at things broken, repaired and/or mended — and the beauty of such.

Broken, Repaired & Mended

Broken, Repaired & Mended

Broken, Repaired & Mended

Broken, Repaired & Mended

Broken, Repaired & Mended

Broken, Repaired & Mended

Broken, Repaired & Mended

Broken, Repaired & Mended

Broken, Repaired & Mended

Broken, Repaired & Mended

Broken, Repaired & Mended

Broken, Repaired & Mended

Broken, Repaired & Mended

Broken, Repaired & Mended

Broken, Repaired & Mended

Broken, Repaired & Mended

Broken, Repaired & Mended

Broken, Repaired & Mended

Broken, Repaired & Mended

Broken, Repaired & Mended

Broken, Repaired & Mended