Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Inspiration board

Hello friends,
When I worked in the fragrance industry I used to create moodboards  regularly to describe scents that the perfumers were creating for our clients. Those moodboards were the best way to show clearly what the fragrance smelt like, and to show why the perfumer wanted to express. I would put together a medley of pictures of people, ingredients or landscapes in order to capture a moment that would best describe the perfume; there would also be colors, textures (if I made it on paper) and keywords. 
I loved creating these inspiration boards and I still do. In my office I have a wall where I stick pictures from magazines that inspire me, words that motivate me and remind me of my goals, quotes from people I admire, and also some ribbons and pieces of liberty fabric. I regular change the photos and new ones find their place amongst the old ones.
Lately, I have ben playing with the idea of changing my blog. So far it is only about things I make myself, but I have the feeling there is so much more for me to share with you.
I want to talk about places I go to in Hong Kong, cities (and countries) I travel to, food and healthy lifestyle, photography and art, and off course my craft and inspirational DIY for you. This is still in the making but in the coming months you'll see more from it.
For now I have created a moodboard for my Atelier Divalys blog in order to have a better idea of what I want. 
What do you think?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday evening

I wish you all a wonderful and creative week-end. Enjoy it!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Lets's go to the market on Sunday!

I hope you have no plans for Sunday 11th because you are invited to come and see me in Discovery Bay for the craft market organized by Hand Made Hong Kong. 
I will be selling Savasanaahh eye pillows and Nomade travel jewelry pouches. 
All the products I sell are unique and hand made by myself. I buy fabrics in the countries I travel to and only in limited amounts. Not two are alike! 
I use Chinese silks, Liberty of London, Indonesian Batiks and other cute prints, like some Corean cottons I found on my last trip to Seoul. 

These eye pillows are best used for yoga at the end of your practice to help you relax deeply. They are made with silk and cotton and filled with rice (for the weight) and lavender (for the relaxing scent). Just put them on your closed eyes and your relaxation will be enhanced.

These travel jewelry pouches are ideal to carry your necklaces, bracelets and other pieces of jewelry without them getting entangled. I have tried all kinds of shapes, but these have eight inside pockets that make them perfect for traveling or to put in your gym bag!

My table will be on the right hand side of the market, number 27 on the map. 
See you on Sunday I hope,