ZEN Design – Seven Principles
Kanso (簡素) Simplicity or elimination of clutter
Fukinsei (不均整) Design in odds, not evens (i.e. 3 candles, not 4)
Shibui/Shibumi (渋味) Beautiful by being understated
Shizen (自然) Naturalness – using bare wood, unpolished stone
Yugen (幽玄) Imply more by not showing the whole. Show more by showing less.
Datsuzoku (脱俗) Transcending the convention
Seijaku (静寂) Tranquility or an energized calm
Five top Zen Trend Design for Your Next Event…
As a symbol of good luck - use eco-friendly sky lanterns as a ZEN alternative to fireworks or a balloon release.
Don’t you just love this idea as a ZEN alternative to a Bachelorette party?
ZENout with a yoga session and tea party! Check out the tablescape and the use of plated food and beverage groupings in odd numbers (ZEN trend).
What a great way to relax with your bridesmaids before the special day.
Serve up a ZEN Sangria infused with herb berry tea at your next patio party.
Sip this cocktail in the summer and experience an energizing calm (another ZEN trend). Mix up your favorite red sangria recipe, infuse the sangria mix with herbal-berry tea (set and chill for about two hour). Enjoy!
Looking for a little ZEN sweetness? Try these adorable Green Tea Cream Puffs. Light and airy on the inside with an unconventional filling. Check out the recipe here (ZEN Can Cook).
Simple ZEN favors using succulents and burlap offers a natural feel and the perfect takeaway.
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