Wabi sabi is admitting that we are mortal, that we never get what we want, and thank all the Shinto zen gods for that, and that we are living in an enviorment that is always changing, always decaying, always in transformation towards a different future, a different fate, a different impact on us as people, on us as individuals.
I had the misfortune of being an art-director for a very cheap very crappy jewelry company. They made millions out of trinkets and mass produces nothings, and had their ideology about what sells.
Well, it was more than ideology, it was a business plan, and it worked. Everything had to be symmetrical. Everything had to be rounded down to the cleanest, easiest to produce, lowest common denominator. Everything had to look like it did last season, but in orange this year. As I said, they made millions. And I survived just over a year there, which is incredible in itself.
But life is not symmetrical. Life is not clean. Life is not pretty, once you accept that you can start doing something intereting. Something that is alive and kicking.