Around the turn of the century, companies such as Sears & Roebuck and Montgomery Ward sold homes out of catalogs. The houses were shipped to the home site, complete with instructions and numbered materials (including nails!), just as we might receive an assembly-required piece of furniture today.
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HISTORY: Wabi-sabi | At the heart of Japanese philosophy and wisdom lies a concept called ‘wabi-sabi’; a term which denotes a commitment to the everyday, the melancholic, the somewhat broken and the imperfect. It’s a term we need a lot more of in our lives.