A Book That Takes Its Time
A Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness
Irene Smit and Astrid van der Hulst
Take time to breathe. Take time to create. Take time to reflect, take time to let go. A book that’s unique in the way it mixes reading and doing, 'A Book That Takes Its Time' is like a mindfulness retreat between two covers.
Created in partnership with Flow, the groundbreaking international magazine that celebrates creativity, beautiful illustration, a love of paper, and life’s little pleasures, 'A Book That Takes Its Time' mixes articles, inspiring quotes, and what the editors call “goodies" - bound-in cards, mini-journals, stickers, posters, blank papers for collaging, and more - giving it a distinctly handcrafted, collectible feeling.
Read about the benefits of not multitasking, then turn to “The Joy of One Thing at a Time Notebook” tucked into the pages. After a short piece on the power of slowing down, fill in the designed notecards for a Beautiful Moments jar. Make a personal timeline. Learn the art of hand-lettering. Dig into your Beginner’s Mind. Embrace the art of quitting. Take the writing cure. And always smile. Move slowly and with intention through 'A Book That Takes Its Time', and discover that sweet place where life can be both thoughtful and playful.
About the Authors:
Irene Smit and Astrid van der Hulst are the cofounders and creative directors of Flow magazine, a popular international publication packed with paper goodies and beautiful illustrations that celebrates creativity, imperfection, and life's little pleasures. They both live outside Amsterdam.
Dimensions: H 22.2cm x W 19.1cm
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Publication Date: 2017
Number of Pages: 340