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Sur la route du Tokaido @ Musée Guimet

It seems as I haven’ really come back from Japan… keep looking for indigo everywhere! On a busy day in paris, I managed to stop at the Musee Guimet to catch an exhibition showcasing a flurry of etchings from the famed Tokaido route. The Tokaido is the east and most famous of the Gokaido routes. It started to develop from the Kamakura (1185-1333) period, but reached a peak during the Edo (1603-1868) period. We have heard about it many times during our Japanese workshops as it widely participated to the flourishing indigo economy on that part of the island. Indigo is indeed very present in the etchings, in the landscapes but also on the clothes which are a fascinating sight if you have the slightest interest in indigo reserve techniques! The…

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Sur la route du Tokaido @ Musée Guimet

Sur la route du Tokaido, Musee Guimet

It seems as I haven’ really come back from Japan… keep looking for indigo everywhere! On a busy day in paris, I managed to stop at the Musee Guimet to catch an exhibition showcasing a flurry of etchings from the famed Tokaido route. The Tokaido is the east and most famous of the Gokaido routes. It started to develop from the Kamakura (1185-1333) period, but reached a peak during the Edo (1603-1868) period. We have heard about it many times during our Japanese workshops as it widely participated to the flourishing indigo economy on that part of the island. Indigo is indeed very present in the etchings, in the landscapes but also on the clothes which are a fascinating sight if you have the slightest interest in indigo reserve techniques! The…

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Lee Young-Hee, l’etoffe des réves

Lee Young-Her, l'etoffe des réves

Una exposición sublime en el Musee Guimet de París, una fuente infinita de inspiración como todas sus creaciones donde se basan en telas teñidas naturalmente, hechas a mano, de hecho de ensueño! La exposición se abre con trajes tradicionales coreanos, todos recreados por el estilista coreano. La mayoría de la ropa de mujer cuenta con el Hanbok, un top corto muy corto y elegante, emblema del traje tradicional coreano. Incluso los granjeros tenían ropa extremadamente elegante.. En este clima muy cálido y húmedo, esos chalecos de bambú y bandas de brazo de primer nivel donde se utilizan contra la piel, debajo de la ropa, para evitar que se peguen a la piel y dejen una capa de aire para ventilar el cuerpo… La segunda parte de la exposición…

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Semana Santa de la Baye des Anges

Semana Santa en la Baye des Anges

Una Pascua muy peculiar este año, en aislamiento surrealista, pero un montón de oportunidades de fotos para el catálogo de Mei Line con un clima glorioso.. Este año, juramos una Pascua de cero residuos: nos comeremos cada huevo que el conejo nos traiga.. Mantel y cojín: bloque impreso campeche teñido de lino. La cesta cubierta de shibori de índigo es el recipiente perfecto para un hermoso cultivo de huevo ¡Feliz Pascua! ¡Manténganse a salvo!

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Aizumi-cho historical museum

Another perl in our awesome trip organised by @leafLuberon around the indigo course at Buaisou Set in the former house of a major indigo merchant, this museum traces the history of indigo production, and use: from seed to fabric. The exquisite miniature scenes are a moving testimony or the hardship endured by people working in that trade. Indigo seedlings are protected from pest at night with straw panels They are pulled out and transplanted in between wheat rows, wheat protects the young seedlings from the strong sun Wheat is than harvested, leaving only the indigo to thrive Fertilisation The indigo is harvested and the leaves are cut and separated from the stem The indigo leaves are dried and made into Sukumo, a leaf compost, which is than used…

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Photoshooting @ la Baye des Anges

Mei Line natural dyes, Indigo shibori

La Baye des Anges has been the perfect backdrop for Mei Line’s photoshoot, I even managed to get a group of model’s in for the pool side collection 🙂 Block printed cushions dyed with Campeche extract in summer house And stenciled lavender pouches Indigo Shibori by the fountain Indigo shibori cushions in the living room, perfect match with Alexandre Motte’s paintings Block printed place mats in the patio Oxygenating indigo shiboris under the pergola Arashi shibori in the dining room Cushions showing off in the potager The pool side collection When a piece of linen turns a corner of the deck into a yoga retreat 🙂

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