BY LEONARD KOREN. Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. It is a beauty of things unconventional. So begins design philosopher Leonard Koren's popular and and cherished book, an understated yet compelling presentation of this core Japanese design principle. Beautiful images and thoughtful text are combined and presented on a matte finish pages for a delighful reading experience. Koren's own highly colorful biography includes founding the Los Angeles Fine Arts Squad, a trompe l'oeil mural painting group that executed large-scale outdoor commissions in Los Angeles and Paris, to establishing and editing WET: THE MAGAZINE OF GOURMET BATHING, one of the premier avant garde publications of the 1970s.