morning moment

Very simply. A favorite cup, a favorite beverage. Before it gets too hot for me to feel like drinking coffee.

Yesterday was a bank holiday here & I'm all messed up with the days. Can't believe it's already the middle of the week, and over the middle of May already. I hope May has been treating you well. Thank you so much for stopping by today.

ox

Sonia

PS : have you noticed the new site layout ? I love it so much ! The homepage is now the blog, too.

beauty in decay // daffodils

A week ago I was showing you a photo of the daffodils (in a pot) that I had bought earlier & that was bringing me great joy. I had to cut some of the heads that had dried, to let the other blossoms have their chance to live. I couldn't bear though to throw them to the bin. They had that special, papery texture, that made them look eternal, like frozen in time. So I decided to keep them, and put them in a handmade raku bowl, bought near Dignes-les-Bains, during our summer vacations 2013. I like (nope, I love, erm nope again, I adore) bringing back a handmade ceramic from each of my trips (near & far), this way, they hold a special memory. (maybe I should repost these blog posts from back then, what do you think ?)

A small way to meditate on impermanence, and on finding beauty in all things imperfect. Wabi-sabi indeed.

Don't they still hold so much beauty, colors, textures, movement ... they're even more poetic.

Unrelated but related northless (by Japanese culture), I wanted to share two little videos. I'm listening a lot of Koto music these days. Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed musical instrument. You can see it below.

In the other video, you'll be able to listen to "Moss Garden", a song by late David Bowie & Brian Eno, 1977.

Very relaxing & soothing music. Or at least to me it is.

Wishing you a serene week. Thanks for visiting.

xo

Sonia

support handmade Sunday // Suntree Studio ceramics

I can not resist beautiful handmade ceramics, that's a fact. Even more when they are on sale because they (supposedly) have flaws. I love flaws ! I do ! Who doesn't have flaws anyway ?

Back in mid-December, I therefore bought this bowl above, and another that is almost similar, from Suntree Studio shop, in Germany (Nata Pestune being the ceramist). I got them safely two days before Christmas, very well wrapped, it was perfect.

Those (so-called) little flaws are, in my opinion, what makes the ceramic be more "alive". I consider them as freckles & it makes me smile. Wabi-sabi all the way. Beautiful in its perfect imperfection.

Nothing better than a lovely handful of organic clementines from Corsica (an island beloning to France) for enhancing its natural beauty, specially on grey days like we've been having (for too long).

Now I invite you to visit Nata's beautiful website & beautiful shop ...

S U N T R E E    S T U D I O
✗ website ✗ shop ✗ instagram ✗

Have a lovely rest of your weekend ! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your supportive comments to my last post. I really needed to have this off my chest, so that you could understand why my shop feels like being "frozen" for months. You all are gems. Love you.

xo

Sonia

PS : this post also is the first one in the new category "support handmade Sunday" ... :)