Looking Ahead: Future Imperfect
A look ahead to the Fall 2019 405 Home
Photo by Carli Economy
Perhaps because we live in a world obsessed with the false perfection of Instagram, promising the perfect house, the perfect family, the perfect outfit and the perfect life, we couldn’t help but be drawn to what is real and beautifully imperfect when musing about our fall issue. We’re deeply inspired by the elusive concept of wabi-sabi, a Japanese world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. We know that in design as in life, there is no such thing as perfect. But there is beautiful. And real. Your version. Your inspiration. Your home and family: messy, beautiful imperfections and all. Fall is a time when we focus in on our loved ones and what makes us family, whether the DNA is shared or not. What most of us do have in common is the need to belong, and our homes should be where we find that belonging. This fall, we will celebrate the beauty of imperfection, and we can’t wait to share it with you.