Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about life and material things and how they pair up. Not necessarily expensive things but things with character and history of their own. The ability to relish the tactile is a beautiful thing. I think it’s why I love letterpress so much. It’s not just the mood it evokes but the feel of the ink pushed into the paper that really makes me smile. I would love to teach my children to appreciate the world around us on a micro level- to make memories from feeling the world, not just seeing it. To revel in the crispness of cotton sheets, admire the grittiness of a concrete wall, cuddle with the soft knots in a woollen throw. To see beauty in the fine grains of sand they play on, to appreciate a worn leather cover on a beloved book, to dip their toes in clear streams and feel the cool, smooth pebbles below.
It sounds magical but we are fortunate enough to live in a part of the world where all of these things are within reach. When we return from our visit to Toronto in August, we are planning to move to a city in the mountains and I cannot wait. There is something so peaceful in waking up to a landscape so much bigger and older than yourself and there is so much Nature to explore. Nature = Queen of the Tactile.
On that note, here is a collection of 5 pins that I love and that I hope inspire you to live a full, textured life.
Until next time,