This Silk Scarf is inspired by the book “‘The sweetness of life’ by Françoise Héritier. How often do we feel truly alive? We spend one-third of our lives asleep. As adults, most of our waking time is devoted to activities where we are concentrating on a task to be achieved. We can spend hours, days, or even weeks without pausing in our busyness to appreciate the vivid experience of being a living, thinking, feeling animal.
The French anthropologist Françoise Héritier lists some of the “little things” we shouldn’t forget to do and enjoy. Hereby, some of the designer’s favorite items on Héritier’s list:
Smiling at someone who’s not expecting it
Feeling your taste buds react to ginger
Coming to terms with what you hate
Touching sensitive plants
Making a ladybird walk on your finger
Regretting that I don’t look good in a hat
Sometimes remaining naive and not minding
Feeling carried away by a heavy, rhythmic swell at sea and forgetting that everything is finite
Rebelling against stupidity at the right moment
Liking the look of windmills
Planting a big kiss on the nose of a cat who took offense
Feeling sudden outbursts of joy as you might feel fits of heat
Little Things // White
Silk Scarves Series
Design commissioned by MANTILITY
Description: 100% Silk
Care: Dry clean only – Cool iron the back side only
MANTILITY strongly believes in the strength and potential of anonymous artists. This collection includes unique artworks from designers who wish to remain anonymous, essentially freeing the buyer from the bias of artists’ recognition and defining their work value on individual subjective appreciation.
Some artists will be revealed after the scarf has been purchased (in the concept card inside the scarf box) while others will not.