A Mideast Bond, Stitched of Pain and Healing This article is about a Palestinian little girl and an Israeli little boy both recovering from injuries inflicted by their respective enemies. Amazingly beautiful lesson on humanity.
From Cabin Porn To The New Outdoor Creativity, On Slow Life Takes a look
Hipster Scouting & Nostalgic Fox Fire Field Guide Influenced Shops
It has come to my aesthetic attention that shopping and scouting have merged into an interesting Nature meets Retail experience. I like it. It is inspiring and refreshing to see. Here is a little sampler of some cute shops that embrace the nature of shopping by making pine cones, tee pees, Fox Fire ethos eclectic and good old fashioned hipster girl and eagle scout culture rather festive!
I wandered into Pollen + Wool in Mill Valley where Summer House used to be. I felt like I fell into the forest with amazing style and bought a forest green robe that makes me feel naturally glamorous with my roots in the ground of course.
When building a Tuscan retreat for himself and his family, Piero Lissoni decided that simplicity was key. Visited by filmmaker Matthew Donaldson for Nowness's edition of In Residence, the Italian designer and architect created an elementary form that was neither part of the vernacular, nor classic Italian pastiche. Keeping faithful to the size and scale of the surrounding houses, he used a concrete that is mixed with the local earth, giving it a characteristic pinkish hue. The stunning landscape envelops the building, its cool, hard lines playing off against the undulating hills. “There is a huge connection between inside and out. I used windows like a super huge screen. I don’t need films here: the theatre is outside, the movies are outside.” The Milan-born innovator founded Lissoni Associati with Nicoletta Canesi in 1986 and has since created an extensive catalogue of designs for brands such as Kartell, Porro, Boffi, Cassina and Flos. His house is filled with a combination of found objects, antique and country furniture, and collected works from contemporaries like James Irvine and Jasper Morrison. By his own admission, today Lissoni is lucky enough to be able to pick and choose the projects he wants. The secret of his success? “I like every year to be better than the year before and to be very good at life, with friends, work, culture, books, food, wine,” he notes. “It is a good obsession.”
slow is not a speed. It's a mindset that most of us somehow lost. Let's make time to bring slow back into our life. be slow... The slow founders
On Slow Life likes that a major watch company is a featured pop up at AC Miami, a hotel company that partnered with Marriott which claims to be "a hospitality experience that gives travelers searching for a design-led hotel in a great location inspired aesthetics and the culture of the location bringing it alive to attract experiential travelers. Here's the story on the timeless fascination with slow
and why slow continues to grow into our lives as a way of being on your wrist or in a mod hotel with a deep appreciation for the present time.
Who are the guys behind slow and how did we develop the idea? The slow core team consists of 4 friends. We live spread across the world and have worked our butts off in the watch and e-commerce industries for the last 10 to 20 years ;) Ok, it has not been thaaat bad, but enough to make us feel like we’re running in a hamster wheel too much of the time and not really living our lives the way we once envisioned them….
That’s basically the origin of slow. There was a deep realization within each of us that it was time to recapture the mindset of slow… since this moment, we have tried to focus on what’s really important in life and enjoy everything we do. It’s fair to say that we developed slow for ourselves, but we soon realized that many had the same feelings. The overwhelming support for this concept strengthened our conviction that creating a brand which reflects these values is exactly the right thing at the right time.
We can’t really point out when the project actually kicked-off. The entire idea was developed over a long period of time. It was a process during which we became more and more conscious that even though there are millions of opportunities in modern society, somehow nobody has time to enjoy them. Paradoxically, the more we try to speed things up by using technology, the less time we seem to actually find - creating even more stress in our jobs and private life. Ok, now you may think we suggest we should go back to the Stone Age and start hunting mammoths… So let’s be clear! slow is not about esotericism or real slowness. slow is a decision. A decision to live your life how you really want and to focus on what really counts for you. Of course that includes a good portion of fun! We truly believe that if you change your mindset and look at the bigger picture (and not just from one side of the hamster wheel to the other), you will not only be happier but more successful in your job as well.
So, the concept was born. But why watches? Obviously there was the fact that we all worked in the watch industry for many years; where - to be honest - nothing really exciting happened for a long time and we began to feel uninspired - something that we aim to change by launching slow. More importantly even, what could illustrate the idea of evolving the way to think about time better than a watch that would allow a fundamentally different approach to reading time. A watch that would be slow. We therefore created slow Jo which displays the entire day (that, according to latest scientific research, has 24 hours) and makes you visualize time in a more natural way. Live for the moment rather than chase every minute or second. slow focuses on what really counts and therefore only uses one hand - the hour hand. This allows you to read the time precisely enough, just not every second. But do you really need that?
We founded slow with the goal to provide you an inspiring brand experience through an amazing product. Hence it was clear to us that we would only use the best quality components and manufacture the watch in Switzerland. It was also clear to us that true quality doesn’t need to come at a massive price. Therefore we diverged from the industry by ensuring our product doesn’t go through any resellers or mark ups before it gets to you. This is why we only sell online and ship the products directly from our factory to you.
Ah, one last thing. slow is supposed to be more than just a brand. We aim to be much more than just providers of a great product. We first and foremost are looking for new friends who share our ideas and are not just faceless consumers. We want to rock that boat with you and slowify the world! Join us in doing so and share your ideas with us and others. Do this on all channels – facebook, Twitter, direct email to us, and most importantly in real life with your friends! Let’s be slow together.
It’s time to evolve the way we think about time – be slow…