Weekend Reading: The purpose of fashion, textile design, and the power of stress
We’ve had quite a week around here. After an incredible snowbound weekend, my workload this week has left me feeling a bit frayed at the edges. Lucky for me, the whole team is heading out of town for a work-cation next week. Can’t wait to get some of that desert sun, and I’m even more excited to talk about the reason for the trip in a week or two.
In the meantime, enjoy some of these great reads this weekend:
- If you read one of these links this week, make it Cathy Horyn’s piece for the NY Times on the rise of comfortable fashion. My favorite quote:
“Notions like taste and practical chic are way too complex to sell today, when much of the world’s population is consumed with either acquisition or basic survival. For that reason it’s tough to talk about comfort and a moral economy of style without sounding grim or like one is trying to promote a car with three wheels (hey, but it drives!).”
- On the other side of the spectrum, this rebuttal asks the question, What is fashion for?
- I’m still working on focusing myself and my work, and this post by Rena Tom made me think a little harder about all the things I’m so busy with right now.
- Check out these five amazing textile designers on designworklife. So inspiring!
- Fast Company asks whether your brain may be chemically dependent on stress. What an eye opener. Stress is addictive, enhances productivity… and can kill you over time.
- How materialism eats us from the inside, via The Guardian. I’m so fascinated by the link between materialism and the way people display themselves online.
- Love these 10 creative rituals you should steal.