Myki and Wabi-Sabi: We Look at Past So We Can See the Future

So, as you have probably seen on social media, I stayed two weeks in Brooklyn at Myki’s loft.

If you haven’t heard of Myki before, all you need to know is that he is the owner of one of the edgiest indie street style brands, called MYKI.

As soon as I arrived in Brooklyn, I wanted to interview him and learn as much as I can.

Here are the key takeaways from that interview:

1. Myki adores asymmetry, roughness, and simplicity. He believes that intimacy’s first cousin is modesty

2. He used to read a lot about the Greek ideals of beauty and perfection. He then realized that nothing is perfect and that nothing lasts. The beauty comes from enjoying every moment

3. He often uses the term “wabi-sabi” which is not translated easily. Wabi originally means living in nature, remote from society, while sabi can be translated as “chill”, or “lean”. In modern days, Wabi connotes rustic simplicity, freshness or quietness, and can be applied to both natural and human-made objects, or understated elegance. Sabi is beauty or serenity that comes with age.

4. Myki never stops smiling, saying that a smile is a key to a healthy and happy life.

What do you think about wabi-sabi? Would you live by the rules of wabi-sabi?