Here we are, over two weeks into 2017. I do not believe I have ever reflected on passing years or set resolutions, I think I know better than assuming that new year will suddenly bring a spark of motivation and somehow magically change my habits. However, the older I get and the more intentional life I try to live, the more aware of my strengths and weaknesses and do my best to be honest with myself and try to work on becoming human being I actually want to be. It`s true in my personal and professional life. With this type of attitude comes a responsibility, not only to myself but all to of you who have been supporting me and my work - placing my work in your homes, following my journey on social media, commenting, giving me valuable feedback and simply believing that what I put out into the world is worth something.
One of the things I want to work on this year is to be more open and show you who I am an what I believe in, as a person and business owner. I will do my best to share my thoughts, musings and everyday finds with you on a regular, hopefully weekly basis.
I recently read an amazing post by Elizabeth Suzann - if you don`t know her line please check it out - that focuses on pricing and consumption and it made me dig dipper into my vision and business model. I have always striven for the best possible quality when creating my textiles and that does not come with a small price tag. I would love my products to be available to everyone but at the same time I believe in surrounding yourself with quality, unique and long lasting objects. I want to live my life this way and it would not be authentic if I offered anything less than that to my customers. And again, this comes with a price tag. I loved Suzanne`s approach of considering price per wear when making a purchase. Also, buy less but better. Instead of five pillows from a big box store, that will be thrown away after a season buy one or two that will last years. Buy with intention and get emotionally attached to items you buy. I definitely do.
My style and aesthetic have changed over last few years and that means that my creative process, patterns and finished products have changed as well. My work is an extension of me, what I put out into the world is what I want to place in my own home. I started this business because I believed that my point of view is unique and valuable and there were people sharing my vision of home, life and lifestyle. I have to stand behind my work 100% to stay truthful and relevant. And to be honest, it`s easier said than done. It`s proven to be difficult to remain on track and not get influenced by opinions of others - regardless of them being negative or positive. It is extremely hard to stay true to the vision while constantly recognizing what is a result of my style changing vs being influenced by the surrounding world. So this season I dig deep, I go back to my roots. I stop worrying what people and the internet say, stop comparing myself to others and remember that I cannot please everyone. Those tips are a good start.
I have been a vegetarian for almost year and a half now and cannot imagine going back to eating meat. All of my favorite recipes are saved on my Pinterest board if you are curious. I cannot wait t try sweet potato, coconut milk & roasted chili ravioli.
As a huge fan of Bill Cunningham I was deeply saddened by his death. I loved watching the documentary about him (I believe you can find it on Netflix) and seeing his unpublished photos.
This made me laugh - hilarious IKEA campaign
That`s it for today, have a wonderful week!