03. the art of slow living
herbal infusions • mindful moments • food forests and slow food • a yacht worth swooning over • clay reimagined
Welcome back to The hinter Planet, where we continue our journey of exploring the ethos of Solarpunk and mindful practices. This issue is dedicated to the Art of Slow Living - a celebration of slowing down, paying attention, and embracing the beauty in the everyday. From the magic of herbal infusions and the tranquility of mindful moments, to the rawness of food forests, we're exploring how these elements combine to create a sustainable, meaningful, and joy-filled life. In this issue, we also shine a light on the transformative power of sound healing and the artistry of clay. So, take a deep breath, relax, and let's explore the slow life together.
links worth snooping
- Herbalism’s finest - Make Herbal Infusions sourced from Toronto’s Forage & Sustain, a dear friend and earthy soul.
- Designer Kazar’s 427-foot yacht mimics a bird floating on water. The aluminum ship uses mostly glass and an open rear deck to bring the seascape nearly inside the vessel with broad, panoramic views.
-Enter a place to come to your senses — meditation, music, breathwork, and movement awaken body and mind to bring you to the present moment and slow it all down. Access Open at no cost for 30 days. whether you are enjoying one of our spaces and need a tool to deepen your relaxation time or you want to re-connect at home, this one is on us.
Culture, travel, sustainability. A curation by hinter that takes you traveling to inspiring corners of the digital world with a mission of catalyzing ideas for a "Solarpunk" future.
humans doing art
Montreal artist, Zeynep Boyan
Zeynep Boyan is a self-taught artist and designer working with clay as her primary material. She bases her creative practice on an exploration and reflection of her visual memory - a culmination of spaces, nature, expressions of self, and past influences. She is largely inspired by organic forms found in nature reflecting femininity, masculinity, fluidity and everything in between. Each one-of-a-kind piece is built and textured by hand, encompassing pinch, coil and slab methods and is high-fired in stoneware clay.
sound is medicine
‘Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.’ - Plato
In recent years, sound healing has resurfaced in wellness practices, offering stress reduction, improved sleep, and enhanced mood. Despite the need for more scientific backing, its popularity continues to grow, with diverse forms, such as binaural beats and gong baths, becoming increasingly mainstream.
We recently connected with Liana Luz Carbone, a sound healing facilitator (amongst various other unique talents and knowings), we experienced her sound journey’s ourselves and were taken to another *very beautiful* world.
here’s a sensorial experience for you to embark on. simplicity is powerful.
Another 3 1/2 minute journey free ticket here:
the forest feeds us
David Evans, a friend of the forest and of ours spends the day with chef Danny Smiles foraging for mushrooms and cooking on the open fire. The future of food may simply be going back to where it came from.
A food forest, also known as a forest garden, is a sustainable land management system that mimics a woodland ecosystem but substitutes in edible trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals. Fruit and nut trees form the upper level, while below are layers of berries, edible perennials, and annuals. In this vision of a sustainable future, food forests become a common sight, transforming the way we approach agriculture.
These forests are a testament to the balance between human needs and ecological preservation. They are teeming with diverse plant life, from garlic and honey-producing flowers to a variety of mushrooms, each playing a crucial role in the ecosystem. The grass is left uncut, allowing flowers to bloom freely, providing a rich source of nectar for bees. This approach embodies the philosophy of "growing food, not lawns."
Mushroom picking in these forests is done sustainably, with only a portion of the mushrooms harvested to allow the mycelium to regenerate, ensuring the continuity of the mushroom patches for future generations. The food forests are not just sources of sustenance, but also spaces for community engagement and learning, where people gather to cook and share meals using the fresh produce, just like the risotto prepared over an open fire in the video.
This future is one where we live in harmony with nature, fostering a sustainable and community-oriented approach to food production.
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