Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wisteria shirt design

I bought this cloth with wisteria patterns in Kyoto from Koha design.  Their concept is depicting Japanese plants using western art nouveau style.  The cloth is 100% cotton translucent.  I will ask the tailor in HK to cut it into a simple long sleeve shirt.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Lily of the Valley

I bought Penhaligon's Lily of the Valley eau de toilette.  The scent is fresh, floral and beautiful.  This image came to mind.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

summer wagashi 8

This is the higashi collection from Oimatsu of Kyoto.  Sagano's Ten Views depicts the beautiful landscape sceneries near Sagano area of Kyoto.  The higashi is a Rakugan made with pure wasanbon sugar with a touch of matcha. 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

summer wagashi 7

This is Genji Monogatari as theme in wagashi, on the story of one of the many female characters in the story, Ukifune.  Her tragic story is mirrored in this arrangment of higashi. 

Friday, July 6, 2012

new sketch

Other than working on my botanical drawing of unidentified climber from Bogor, I am sketching a new picture of Taman Sari of Yogyakarta.  This is the secret meeting place, the underground mosque, of the Sultan of Yogyakarta and The Goddess of the South Sea.  There will be decoration on the wall like it is an indonesian wedding.
For now I am reading on the travel info for Cirebon as it is a city I have never been before.  The batik there is very beautiful. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

new design

This is the new design of trousers using the fabric bought from Kyoto from Koha design house.  The fabric features Japanese plants such as Chrysanthemum done in art nouveau style.  I have chosen a style of pants that is easy to wear and with ribbon trims of matching colours.