When the Covid-19 pandemic struck the world, it became obvious that people’s lives—and lifestyles—were changing. For me, the silver lining to this cloud is, perhaps, that I’ve developed a strong relationship with my green companions—to be precise, my plants and flowers.
It started on a weekend spent with Qingtong ‘QT’ Qian, who is a young designer based in Shanghai and founder of Minimaïst, a home decor brand. She has a strong sense of colour, and has spent time in Jingdezhen—known for its ceramics—developing her vase collections. QT is not only a designer, but also loves plants and flowers. Every other week, she visits a flower market and, subsequently, spends a whole day, sometimes even two days, at home making flower arrangements. During the Covid-19 ease-off in China, we decided to go to the market together. It was a normal Saturday for QT, but for me, it was a day of exploration. I was fascinated by the plants and flowers, and imagined how they could be arranged in my apartment.
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