flowers and botanical life grow and blossom inside a cup once tea is poured inside at maison&objet, visitors can taste the green tea and engage with the digital installation’s multi-sensory experience. artwork in the form of virtual flowers appears for the first time when tea is poured in the cup; however, when the drink is gone, the images disappear with it. the visuals are rendered in real time by a computer program and do not follow prerecorded video footage. instead, the movement of the blooms is directly influenced by the viewers, their behavior bringing about continual change and transformation. a single moment between the visitor and their cup of tea can never be seen again and will never be repeated.

Source: teamlab to bring blossoming green tea to maison&objet

Random sensory quotes

Whenever I sit with a bowl of soup before me, listening to the murmur that penetrates like the distant song of an insect, lost in contemplation of the flavours to come, I feel as if I were being drawn into a trance

— Junichiro Tanizaki