Top of Mind
Between the Folds
By Crown Affair
Perhaps it’s the increased amount of time we’ve been spending crouched over our computers or the six feet that separates us from others, but we’ve been thinking a lot lately about physical touch. More and more we’re noticing how things feel—the fabrics we reach for when we want to feel cozy, the changes in the texture of our hair and skin, and the feel of a card sent by mail from a friend.
Few activities are as tactile as the practice of origami, and lately we’ve been finding solace in the act of folding paper cranes. There’s a stillness to folding, a quietness, to the centuries-old practice. In Japan, the paper crane is a symbol of peace, love, hope, and healing, and they’re often given as gifts to wish someone well, especially during challenging times.
We want to give you that feeling, so we’ve approached our holiday offerings with high attention to detail and personal touches we hope will make you smile when you receive your package. We hope it will remind you to treat yourself as you gift those on your list this year—and take some time to do something just for you. Take a moment to be still, indulge in something creative, and find your ground.
𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘢 𝘎𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘶𝘴, “𝘌𝘹𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘛𝘪𝘮𝘦 & 𝘚𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘐𝘐𝘐” (2018