"Shibui recalls the beauty revealed by the passage of time. Inheriting in an aesthetic of calm – colours subdued and brightness muted – this word reminds us to appreciate the things that improve with age. There is a grace in maturity, and the experiences of life mark their objects with a pleasant richness. You might experience shibui in the colour of leaves in early winter, or an old teacup on a table…”
- Ikigai And Other Japanese Words To Live By, Mari Fujimoto
Adrienne Ceramics is a pottery brand that was established by Singapore-based potter, Jeanette Wee. In this episode of Mackerel Moments, we explore imperfection and beauty with this erudite soul who continues to wend her way towards shibui.
According to the Urban Dictionary, a "crazy cat" is someone who does extraordinary things, out-of-the-norm things. Or, in our opinion, fabulously mad things.
Crazycat is a platform that was started by three young women who wanted a space where others could go to for advice, business opportunities and just good ol' stories; stories about and for the everyday woman.
In our latest episode, Mackerel chats with the three ladies who started Crazycat - Sarah Bagharib (founder), Cheryl Guzman Ng (co-founder) and Hannah Kamsadi (lead creative) - and we ask them about the story behind this not-so-everyday venture and what other crazy cats can look forward to.