Langston Hughes famously wrote: They give to beauty here / The same as everywhere / Adulation, but no care.
There is a certain beauty evident in a thing by the measure of care people invest in it. It’s a simple if/then equation: if we care enough about what we make, if we go all in, put the whole of our capacity into the way we consider an object—the way it catches the light, the grain of its surface, its purpose and its potential—then others too will take notice. The consideration we give to a simple thing like a notebook is evidence of the care that we pass along.
The ground is shifting. More people are trying to take better care, trying to craft our lives in ways that allow us to recognize beauty and smile more often.
We're in this for the grins.
NODS AND NOTICES
Accolades (50 Awards)
National ADDY Silver Award winner; Regional ADDY Best in Show and Gold Certificate of Excellence winner; Local ADDY Silver Award winner; HOW’s International Design competition Outstanding Achievement Award winner; Mohawk Show 4 Best in Show winner; New York International Gift Fair Best in Show winner; One Show Silver Award winner; Print’s Regional Design Competition Best in Show winner; Step’s Year’s Best Design winner; Top Drawer Exhibition [UK] Best in Show winner; 36th Annual West Coast Show Silver Award winner . . .
Articles (50 Titles)
Azure, the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Dwell, Elle Decoration [UK], Graphis, Hamptons, Homes & Gardens [UK], Lucky, Martha Stewart Living, New York,, Real Simple, the San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out New York, Wallpaper* . . .