You’re back in a particular mindframe, with a certain feeling related to a precise place and time, now encoded with the necessary fidelity to retrieve the original experience… I’m still taken back (to Croatia) in an instant when I come across certain flavors like a rich olive oil or sweet golden grapes, the scent of pines like the ones hanging over Croatian cliffs, dark needled branches like giant eyelashes, backdrop of blue sea.
This is not the case. It cannot be. If That, then This. At very least, I’d have to cut my hair short to achieve at least a bit of that über-minimalism I’m talking about. A Natalie Portman cut—less V for Vendetta, more Hotel Chevalier. And, the times I want that simple persona most – at least when it comes to the packing – are when I’m on the road.
How do we cultivate the art of noticing? As I travel during this launch phase of Mindful by Design, the crossing points between mindful awareness, design thinking, and storytelling become even more clear, even more relevant, critical and universal in this age of AI. […]