I was recently asked what my religion was. I instinctively said ‘Yoga’.
It was a provocative answer but practicing yoga has surely guided my mind in the last few years. It gives me calmness, confidence and it teaches me acceptance.
I have practiced Ashtanga for a few years and then, because my timetable didn’t allowed to go to the Ashtanga Yoga School, I have joined another Yoga Center and I have started to explore different styles and practice with various teachers. In my yoga years, I have learned to focus, to let bad thoughts go, to concentrate on myself (which sounds like a bad thought but it actually means that you don’t judge yourself according to what others do) and my body has become strong and flexible.
I met many dedicated individuals who inspired me with their passion and knowledge. If they are reading the post, I want to express my gratitude.
This awareness is effecting every aspect of my life and it is making me a more centred person, willing to do good.
It is not a case that in my work as well, I tend to go for natural materials and objects that have an history.
I love Julia Pilipchatina‘s collection Terra for instance.
Her gorgeous plates (shown below) look like they are made of wood and ceramic but they are actually made of clay painted like wood and ceramic; they look amazing and you don’t have the problems that wooden plates present (wood retains smells and it is effected by too much water).
I like the irregular shapes of this dishes and the combination between a color, a tiny stripe of gold and the wood look.