GRASS CLOTH & NATURAL
IN THE AGE OF INSTANT GRATIFICATION, THERE IS A GROWING APPRECIATION FOR THE JOURNEY TO FINDING LIFE’S FINER EXPERIENCES.
Time does not fly or stand still. It doesn’t hurry down a busy street or crawl to a stop like an engine out of steam. While everyone seems to be racing against time, some of us have realised that we would rather enjoy its every ticking minute.
In a world where faster is better, some of us are asking if it is really. Today, fine dine has come to mean farm to fork, and luxury is handmade. The easel that was packed away under the bed now finds itself standing near the window, a well-worn palette next to it. In a small balcony on the 29th floor, a vine bursts with cherry tomatoes, just enough for a dinner for two. Pastimes are finding their feet in a passion, and people are finding themselves
— or at least, taking the time to.
Slow living is a mindful, conscious way of life, not a vacation from it. People are looking for a way to truly live the moment, every day. They are seeking experiences that engage them; body, mind and soul. Process is not a means to an end; it is the point of it. Time is treasured, and its patina embraced.
Slow living is about looking deeper. It is about immersing yourself in the why of an experience, the history of an object or the layers of a relationship. It is giving everything the time it naturally needs to be its best — whether it is a conversation or a bottle of wine.
Slow living is a celebration of process. It is an immersion of the senses in the minute detail of being. It invites you to see through touch and feel through sight. Movingly haptic, materials like ceramics, Burma teak and leather are refined without losing their natural imperfections.
The texture of sponge and cork, and organic patterns like the cracks in kintsugi evoke the idea of the unhurried. Lead colours are weightless yet layered, rhythmic without being monotonous. The porosity of a tone on tone process gives depth to colour while the underlying whiteness has a reflective quality. Spaces have a lived-in charm, soaking in a sublime, nourishing wabi-sabi energy.