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ZAKKA - little word BIG meaning


The definition of this word is enough to take your breath away or maybe that is just us?!? But we definitely had a 'we are home' moment when walking into this exhibition what a true rare treat this was - wiki defines it as - from the Japanese zak - ka or 'many things' is a fashion and design phenomenon that has spread from Japan throughout Asia. The term refers to everything and anything that improves your home, life and appearance".

It is often based on household items from the West that are regarded as kitsch in their countries of origin, but it can also be Japanese goods, mainly from the fifties, sixties, and seventies. In Japan there are also so-called Asian Kakka in de zakka[1] stores; that usually refers to Southeast Asia. The interest in Nordic design or Scandinavian design, both contemporary and past, is also part of this zakka movement. Zakka can also be contemporary handicraft.

Zakka has also been described as "the art of seeing the savvy in the ordinary and mundane".[citation needed] The zakka boom could be recognized as merely another in a series of consumer fads, but it also touches issues of self-expression and spirituality. "Cute, corny and kitschy is not enough. To qualify as a zakka, a product must be attractive, sensitive, and laden with subtext."  In other words this is what we live for, it's what we are about and what do it - amongst many things! How amazing - we have found our tribe (apart from all of you of course).  Please enjoy Zakka through our eyes -