"Tea with us became more than an idealization of the form of drinking; it is a religion of the art of life."...Kakuzo Okakura
Photos by Caroline Petters. Styling by me.
Recently I have been reading a lot of truly wonderful, soul-filling books. The latest one is Kakuzo Okakura's The Book of Tea by way of several different resources on wabi sabi. While I'm only an occasional tea drinker/black coffee drinker by habit and necessity, I find teaism and the beauty of its simplicity something to quiet my overstimulated mind. Also I am absolutely dying to visit Bellocq's tea atelier in Brooklyn. Their packaging is honestly some of the most sensual packaging I have ever seen. The silver canisters are so elegant and divine they completely outshine the other cabinet sundries.
Here are some photos of a test shoot I styled for the super-talented Caroline Petters with art direction collaboration from the creative eye of Erica Loesing. I have just recently been trying my hand at prop styling for food which is beyond fascinating to me. I could wax poetics forever and ever on the extreme respect I have for food stylists... but I'll expand on that later.