From the darkness of winter, new beginnings bloom. January was a time of recentering, refocusing, and reestablishing our desires for the new year. Here's everything that kept us going.
This incredible body of work by Sigalit Landua. The haunting beauty of the Dead Sea is explored in her work that is "of a bridge maker. [Un]consciously looking for new and vital materials to connect the past to the future, the west to the east, the private with the collective, the sub-existential to the Uber-profound, the found objects to the deepest epic narratives and mythologies..."
self care routines
Less is More is a European cosmetic company that specializes in functional, sustainable skin care. They say that using their products, you can "experience directly how clean water, the plants and minerals of the Alps give purity, freedom, refreshment and security."
in three parts
TV: We have been enthralled with the misadventures of The Righteous Gemstones. John Goodman and Danny McBride are the patriarchs of the most important evangelical family in South Carolina.
Books: We've been brushing up on our history this month, starting with the Vikings in Neil Price's Children of Ash and Elm.
Movies: Through a super secret connection, my best friend working the Sundance festival, I was able to see some of the newest premieres. Keep an eye out for Fresh starring Sebastian Stan and Daisy Edgar Jones!
what we've been cooking
Dinner parties with close friends are so hot right now. Candelabras on the table and the enticing aroma of garlic on the stove, they're the perfect winter night activity. Allison Roman's Anchovy Butter Chicken was the perfect late winter meal, accompanied by Claire Saffitz's Brown Butter Sage Sables.
songs we can't stop dancing to
Look, our January playlist goes so hard. We found some of the best jazz out there this month, a fantastic Japanese jazz artist, Jiro Inagaki. Breeze might be one our favorite songs we've ever heard. We know you'll probably want to keep this on repeat, but keep listening to the playlist for some of our other favorite bops.