Sunday, December 16, 2012
I love taking something that's used for one function and re-purpose it to suit my need. One thing I found in the past that can be re-purposed is a Japanese hibachi. Hibachi is a heating devise, usually with an open top circular or rectangular shape, with a lined (fireproof) inset container. The item used for heating is typically charcoal. These containers are usually made of ceramic, metal, or in this case, wood with a metal container inset. I find this particular container beautiful because of its imperfections.... lacquered pieces fell off overtime due to usage and/or crack of the wooden container. I now use it as a flower pot. I find this combination can easily go with a traditional interior as well as something super modern. It has a nice zen quality to it. These wooden hibachis can be found in your local antique stores or on Ebay. They can run from low $40s to high three figure.