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Kintsugi and the Art of Beautiful Repair

Broken ceramic bowl repaired with Kintsugi technique.

Often, we try to repair broken things in such a way as to conceal the repair and make it "good as new." But the alternative "better than new" aesthetic—that a conspicuous, artful repair actually adds value—has obvious symbolic appeal for the DIY community. Here's an authoritative definition of kintsugi from... Read more »