Month: September 2016

Sculpting Scent – ZUZA MENGHAM x LABORATORY PERFUMES

London based artist Zuza Mengham teamed up with British fragrance makers Laboratory Perfumes, created a series of unique scent-inspired sculptures. Transforming intangible aromas into solid objects, Mengham used coloured resin sculptures to represent five signature scents through form and colour.

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AMBER: Mengham envisions grassy, woody notes with green and red

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GORSE: Zesty Gorse is translated with pale yellows and pinks

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SAMPHIRE: Layers of indigo evoke oceanic Samphire

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TONKA: Slate powder creates a mottled base to represent the Tonka bean

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ATLAS: The brand new fragrance uses amber and ochre hues

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Images source: http://www.zuzamengham.com/#/lab-perfumes/

 

http://www.zuzamengham.com/#/lab-perfumes/

Drinking Alone Under the Moon

A jug of wine among flowers
I drink alone, for there’s no companion.
I raise the cup and invite the moon,
With my shadow we become three.
Of course the moon does not understand drinking;
The shadow purposelessly traces my body.
But I accompany the moon and the shadow anyway
The pursuit of pleasures must continue until the spring.
The moon wanders as I sing;
The shadow rattles when I dance.
Still sober, we share our joys;
After drunk, each goes its way.
Permanently joined for feelingless journeys–
Perhaps to the remote Milky Way.

-by 李 白 (Li Bai) (701-762)

tr Burton Watson, 1986