It’s been a pretty full on month in our home on all accounts, winter illnesses all round, lack of sleep, both of us feeling like we haven’t been able to come up for air with work or domestic life to enjoy much of either.
You know when you can’t tell anyone what you have been up to when they ask… or what you have achieved because you are just too burnt out to remember? Well that.
Now I’m not saying watching a video undid all that apathy but when they say its the small things that count. It really is. This evocative video from one of my favourite Indian home-ware brands Good Earth, just transported me away for a wonderful four minutes.
The video highlights their philosophy of ‘Sustainable Luxury’ and shows the making of a block-printed, hand-stitched quilt or ‘razai’ and the delicate nuances that go into the creation of a hand-made item such as this. The measured techniques of the block printers, the steady hands of the sewers, the cathartic washing of the fabric in the shade of the afternoon sun and the visual poetry of an Indian textile studio left me calm and reflective.
Perhaps watching a video of someone making with their hands every day is the modern form of meditation? A virtual way of counting to ten and breathing… I know my creative friends would agree.
You can see other just as inspiring videos from Good Earth here.
Author: Rohini Wahi
Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.
She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org