As a creator of objects that encourage time, space, sense, awakening rituals, we'd love to hear about some of your own personal rituals you enjoy.
I think there's a deep, almost primal need for ritual in our lives, they’re like little touchstones amidst the chaos of everyday life. I like to open and close my day with simple rituals. In the morning I have a glass of warm water with cider vinegar, light a stick of incense and meditate for twenty minutes. And to close off my work-day I tidy my desk, make a pot of herbal tea, have a spoonful of prash, light a stick of incense and meditate again. These little rituals book-end my day and help me to feel calm and grounded no matter what’s gone on in-between. I also have a Sunday self-care ritual where I go into the bathroom and just close off from the world for an hour. I light our diffuser with calming oils, body brush, put on a herbal face mask and jump into a hot bath with piles of Epsom salts. While I’m in the bath I focus on of all the great things from the previous week and what I want to bring to life in the next.
Can you tell us about some of the process involved in your collaboration pieces, such as the Oil Diffuser?
I grew up using oil diffusers and dreamt of creating one so beautiful it would inspire people to bring the power of natural scent into their lives. After following the career of product designer Jamie McLellan I knew he’d make something amazing so I pitched him the idea and luckily he said yes! He’d never heard of or used an oil diffuser so we started with the functionality and then moved into the design. He sent through sketches and ideas for about a year before landing on the shape and from there it was another year of models, testing and refinement. We launched version one almost two years ago and next month we’ll launch version 2.0!