Sundays are for quiet mornings, coffee with extra cream, and space for contemplation. I've been thinking a lot lately about the idea of leisure. What does it mean to fully step away from work? How can we recover the value of a weekend, when it seems to be missing from so many busy schedules? What does it mean to spend time in reflection, to practice the art of simply being? To me, the idea of leisure feels more significant than taking a break—more profound than resting for the sake of improved work upon our return to the office. Leisure connotes a deeper sense of restoration: a refreshment of the soul. I think so many of us are tempted to find a sense of identity and self-worth in our work... And we receive affirmation when we do. We live in a world that values accomplishment over character. But where do our minds and hearts wander when they are not working on a task? If we step away from our desks, what's left? Or rather—𝘸𝘩𝘰 is left? It can be a tough question to ask... especially for those of us who invest so much into our work. Without it, who are we? It's uncomfortable to think about. Or at least, it was for me. When we feel uncomfortable with the answer, we often substitute quiet with the pernicious white noise of our screens. Even when we take a break, we are ensconced in a world of constant consumption and infinite stimulation—we turn to our screens, the most pervasive thieves of leisure. Reflection. Contemplation. Meditation. Prayer. Nature. What refreshes your spirit? What brings you delight? What could leisure look like for you? I think it's important to cultivate character apart from our accomplishments or the opinions of others. Or at least, to try... to give ourselves space to better understand our own minds and hearts... to discover who we are when our souls are replenished. -- Apparently Sundays are also for existential musing. 🤷♀️ But I hope you and I both can seek something deeper and recover a sense of leisure today. ❤
Submarks like these make my heart happy 😍. But they're also practical. A brand toolkit should be versatile; you should walk away from the experience feeling like you have everything you need to grow your brand presence. I can see these as social media icons, packaging stickers, or a pattern on custom tissue paper. They might add a distinctive touch to a website footer, email signature, or branded desktop background. Perhaps a printed tote bag, or maybe even an enamel pin? Our brand package includes submarks and icons for exactly this reason! You don't know for certain what the future of your brand will hold, but you should have a design toolkit that serves your needs in any circumstance. When you invest in a custom brand design, you deserve to walk away with the flexibility and confidence to implement your brand beautifully for years to come. ✨
One of my favorite conceptual designs from earlier this year 👌 What projects keep you inspired? What sparks your creativity? This year has looked a lot different from what many of us had planned, but there's still plenty of time to make it your own. Make space to nourish your creativity... allow yourself to flourish and grow.
Does anyone else have a special place in their heart for handwritten correspondence? In our increasingly digital world, it feels evermore important to connect with our sense of touch. It means so much more to hold an envelope in our hands than it does to see another message in our inboxes. A personally addressed note, written by hand and designed with care... the smell of fresh ink, a distinctive signature, a luxe paper texture pressed between your fingerprints. How is your brand perceived offline? How do you elevate your client experience with tangible reminders of your brand and the heart behind it?