08. pause & play: a guide to slowing down time
the coolest speaker you've seen • how to slow down time • clean, refillable candles • sustainable coats and jackets • spiritual jazz
Find your own ways to slow down time. We’re sharing some ways that help us, like making soup from scratch, choosing sustainable products, or working to the sounds of spiritual jazz. In this issue, we're diving into it a little deeper with you. Plus, we’re spotlighting two brands we believe in, doing their part with sustainable candles out of Toronto and something special for tech enthusiasts – a Swedish audio brand innovating in circular tech.
slowing down time:
the concept of time has always been a hot topic. where does it go and why does it sometimes feel like it lasts forever and at other times pass us by so quickly? we’ve been thinking about this for almost 5 years, since hinter was born, and quite frankly, our whole lives. the secret to slowing down time is not black and white, but what we’ve noticed, is just that - it’s important to notice. notice the change of the season, and even more so, the change of light and weather all in one day. notice the song you’re listening to, and how the music changes how you feel. notice the facial expressions on your friend’s face, as she tells you something that warmed her soul. the way your son smiled. the way an old man holds the door for his wife. it’s the little, every day things, that somehow, seem to slow down time. if only, we actually noticed them.
if there’s something that slows down time for you, we want to hear about it. feel free to reply to this email, leave a comment, or dm us on instagram.
Verre Lune is proud to be a small, female-founded and sustainability-guided brand making traditional products for the modern consumer. They believe that luxury and responsibility go hand in hand, that aesthetic never needs to be compromised, and that clean, non-toxic ingredients should be the standard.
In an industry where paraffin wax and generic one-use jars are the norm, they set out to redefine what it means to be luxury, and to bridge the gap between responsibility, functionality, and design. Hand pouring each batch with the utmost care to ultimately create candles without compromise. the final result: clean ingredients, sustainable packaging, and beautiful, versatile vessels designed to elevate your space and live on long after the final burn.
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.
ways to slow down this month
If you’re craving a slow down before the holiday season, here are a few little things we’ve been noticing, and loving lately.
Make this butternut squash soup for a peaceful activity and a warming meal.
Peep a list of sustainable jackets and coats for the winter season ahead.
Listen to Carlos Niño and friends, Los Angeles-based musician, producer, and DJ. His work primarily revolves around spiritual jazz and ambient music, blending these genres to create soundscapes that are both meditative and expansive. Working or cooking with this in the background does wonders.
new york spotlight:
If you’re in the city, stop at this tiny coffee shop, wine bar and bookstore with the coolest name ever. Green tea person? Attend one of these events or classes at our all time favourite hidden gem in Brooklyn.
On a mission to become the first circular tech brand, this Swedish company makes timeless, modular electronics that are forever upgradable. They believe products should get better with age and that companies are responsible for removing electronic waste from the world. Soon to be featured in hinter spaces and available in our shop.
We've shared our thoughts on slowing down and noticing more of what’s around us, now we hope you find what works for you. Maybe it’s in your every day morning coffee or maybe it's paying attention to the track playing in the background. Keep exploring those moments and feel free to join the conversation with us and let us know what works for you.
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