Last week we received this lovely press kit in the form of an old-fashioned box from jewellery designer Eina Ahluwalia. She has recently launched her ‘Old-fashioned’ collection based on the ideology of resurrection. Want to see what’s inside the box?
Eina says, “I created the box to slow you down, to make you pause, smile and reconnect to a time when you lived the life I’m speaking of. It’s meant to be an oasis of quiet and a journey to your own past.”
The Motifs from her collection stand for:
1) Take The Time – vintage clock hands.
Take the time. Meet more eyes. Step out of your head. Build bonds. Really listen. Smile and share. It’s unlikely that you’ll look back on life and regret not having worked harder; you’ll probably wish you’d taken the time to show how much you care.
2) Slow Down – vintage clock hands.
Slow down. Pause and play. Unwind. Take the risk to pursue meaning, purpose, pleasure. Make time for the things that can’t be measured or bought. B-r-e-a-t-h-e.
3) Dance In The Rain / Paper Boats.
Take a break from being too busy. Come out and play! Let go, feel free, fold boats, fly kites. Don’t let work consume you, come on out and dance in the rain!
4) Unplug – Books.
Our mobile phones, laptops, tablets may be convenient and productive, but they rob us of poetry, pleasure, sociability, and the subtle encounters that infuse a life with meaning. We don’t need bigger, better, faster to find
happiness. All we need is our favourite quilt, a hot cup of coffee and a quiet place to read that book which has been waiting patiently by our bedside for months.
5) Kindness – Hands reaching out.
Kindness nourishes. Defensive insecurities melt away in it’s warmth. At the end of the day, we are all the same, striving for a little peace and happiness. Let’s bring back compassion and caring, respect and dignity; let’s reach out and give more than we take. Let’s take the effort to be gentle in our words, because in the end, we’ll be remembered by our kindness.
6) Only The Strong Are Gentle.
One wonderfully imperfect Baroque Pearl symbolizes the grace we create in our lives, like the oyster that makes it’s greatest work of art from a challenge, and leaves behind the beauty for one of us to enjoy.