The Japanese word “Kintsugi” roughly translates to “golden repair.” It refers to the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery using liquid gold or lacquer dusted with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. 

Not only are the results striking (check them out and join the other 19.5m+ views on TikTok), but the practice also has deeper meaning: broken is beautiful. 

Highlighting the unique cracks formed when an object breaks creates a one-of-a-kind piece. It’s linked to the broader concept (and design aesthetic) of “wabi-sabi,” finding beauty in imperfection.