In the afternoon with soft wind and birds, I decided to have a cup of tea.
Set in front of the table and start to know Salvia.
The tea today is Osmanthus Green Tea from Zenique.
This is the one I really love, sweet and perfumed.
Both of Osmanthus Green Tea and Osmanthus Olong Tea from Zenique are very good!
Everytime when I think about Zenique, I miss these tea.
That day I went to Taipei and visited Milly's shop was for Salvia.
To enjoy her little exhibition and her goods there.
And I brought three quarterlies, 10, 13, and 24.
The cover page of quarterly attracted my attention and I started to notice Salvia.
Easy pattern with lovely color, I really love it.
And I started to know about Salvia by this exhibition whuch hold by Milly and Rick.
Salvia is one of Japan designer who ever went to Northern Europe for learning.
Because she wants to make a cloth, she needs to strat from planting cotton;
Because she wants to weave, she needs to learn how to take care of a sheep and get it's wool;
Because she wants to have this color, she needs to plant this kind of plant.
All of her creations come from the earthm and the process is very slow.
You need to wait for the plant to grow up so that you could have this kind of color.
She creates from the basic life.
You will also discovered that Salvia's creations are related to the earth and life.
The clothing, the socks and also the bowl for food.
She puts her attitude about life in her creations.
The quarterley of Salvia is one of her creations.
In every quarterley, she will creat with different kind of creaters.
They could be a potter or a carpenter.
She writed about how they complete their work,
also she will work with them and let it become goods.
Although the quarterley is in Japaness, but by a lot of pictures you still could understand it.
Rick also said that the Japaness inside is really easy for reading actually.
No. 24, it talked about stamps! So I can't miss it.
The cocer page of this quarterley is made by stamps!
There are easy steps to teach people how they make a stamp.
And then Salvia introduced the patterns she created, what is the plant and how it came out.
She also told you how she try to arrange the pattern and let it become what you saw now.
Also showed to you, how to us thes patterns.
The contents is not that much but I really enjoy those beautiful photos.
I also chose two other quarterlies that were not I expected originally.
One is 10: earth dye, another is 13: pottery.
To dyeing by using earth, let me think anout Salvia's spirit.
I think the earth inspired her and it is also the original of her creations.
And pottery, is also one kind of earth.
Except for the creations inside and the unique topics for me.
The most reason I chose them is because I think they are the one who could remind me anout Salvia's spirit.
You see, how beautiful of those quarterlies!
I really love the patterns by Salvia.
I will remember what Sallvia bring to me by these three quarterlies.
And also share with you, Salvia.
See also introduction by Milly