Taking time to recognize what’s present — 5 things we’ve been interested in, thinking about, and loving this month
1. Reading — Design: Vignelli
A book of collected works by Massimo Vignelli, a Milan-based designer who became famous in the 80s and who designed everything from the New York City subway graphic identity to American Airlines to works for Pierre Cardin.
2. Drinking — Irinbancha tea
A tea native to Kyoto, made of twigs and leaves, and smoked with an unusual palette-clearing sensation. It smells just like a campfire!
3. Viewing — A palette
Recently feeling drawn to pale lemon and white tones. We've been loving the cheerful, pale undertone of soft citron as a new wardrobe neutral, in particular pairing the crema Petit Top with to pale yellow trousers, plus a classic trench and slide-on mules (these colors are also manifesting at our studio, via fragrant and wild arrangements with Night Blooming Jasmine + Wild Chamomile-esque daisies)
4. Listening — Sudan Archives
Friend, violinist, and vocalist Sudan Archives writes, plays, and produces her own music. Drawing inspiration from Sudanese fiddlers, she is self-taught on the violin and her unique songs also fold in elements of R&B and experimental electronic music. We recently saw her play and are continuously in awe of her self possession, honest, powerful presence, and talent.
5. Considering — Balancing creativity and work
Learning how to respect and create space for the creative impulse to bloom while keeping present with the needs of day to day life…