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.



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.



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.



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