• Begin your Journey...

    a journey of understanding, rather than knowledge...

  • Begin your Journey...

    a journey passing through knowledge to arrive at elegant simplicity...

  • Begin your Journey...

    a journey to achieve effortless perfection in web creations
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shibumi

The Shibumi Seven

7 Design Principles, Inspired By Zen Wisdom

Welcome to the NEW Shibumi Design Studios...

One of the main philosophies of Shibumi Design Studios, is Kaizen - "constantly evolving"

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  • Shibumi is...

    One of the main philosophies of Shibumi Design Studios, is Kaizen - "constantly evolving"
    Shibumi is understanding, rather than knowledge. Eloquent silence. In demeanor, it is modesty without prudency. In art, where the spirit of shibumi takes the form of sabi, it is elegant simplicity, it is articulate brevity.
    In philosophy, where shibumi emerges as wabi, it is spiritual tranquility that is not passive; it is being without the angst of becoming. And in the personality of a man, it is... how does one say it? Authority without domination...

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  • Elegant Simplicity...

    Kanso dictates that beauty and utility need not be overstated, overly decorative, or fanciful. The overall effect is fresh, clean, and neat.
    Simple is better! Less is more! Learn to eliminate the unimportant and focus on what matters within the space, resulting in a fresh, simple design. It is easy to over-complicate design with extravagant layouts and weird designs.
    However tempted you might be, aim to keep your design simple. In Zen philosophy, profound knowledge and thought is best expressed through simple terms. In nature, particularly Bonsai, the most beautiful objects are often the simplest.
  • Spiritual Tranquility...

    The principle of Seijaku emphasizes the fundamental Zen theme of emptiness, which implies an inexhaustible spirit.
    It is in states of active calm, tranquility, solitude, and quietude that we find the very essence of creative energy. Silent pauses in music, as well as motionlessness in dance and theater, illustrate the power of Seijaku In meditation, we strive for achieving self-awareness and focus.
    For example, Bonsai is a tranquil art. Bonsai and Japanese art invoke feelings of peace and quiet, even in the middle of busy cities or hectic settings.
  • Effortless Perfection...

    The idea of Effortless Perfection comes from the Japanese word "Shibumi" and is more of a philosophy than a tangible object
    The goal, simply put, is that you want to evoke the power of suggestion; leave something to the imagination of your viewer, often you will experience feelings of mystery, spirituality, reflection or you will simply just appreciate it
    Effortless Perfection is designed to invoke feelings of peace and quiet, even in the middle of busy cities or hectic settings.
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