We hear a lot about reduce, reuse, recycle. But what about repair?! Repairing items often feels like a lost art, which was why we were so pleased to see this great feature on Kintsugi Repair Kits from Liza Corsillo over a The Strategist.
I am very sentimental about the objects in my life. Not just my grandmother’s amethyst cocktail ring or my first childhood drawings, but also the electric pencil sharpener I inherited from my mom and a ceramic pie plate I bought years ago at Goodwill and have used to bake for family and friends ever since. So when I got a text from my father saying that the pie plate had accidentally fallen and cracked into three pieces while on loan at my parents’ house, I was upset — perhaps a little too upset. But as I was mourning the plate, my dad and brother told me they had a plan: They had already begun putting the plate back together with the help of a kintsugi repair kit.
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