Dialling in a new bag of coffee can lead to a lot of waste. When I worked at a coffee shop — while it was never good to waste coffee — it didn’t seem as catastrophic as it does now. The bags of coffee were bigger. The bank account wasn’t mine. And I had time to really dial in and nail it. Now, I rarely have time to make two coffees a day. So sometimes it’s a solid week before I get a coffee to a point I’m happy with.
In this month's Scent of Paper, we speak with Chris Cotonou, the Deputy Editor of A Rabbit's Foot, a film journal founded by producer, writer, and filmmaker Charles Finch. Chris shares his background as a copywriter and journalist, how he came to work on A Rabbit's Foot, and talks about the magazine's mission to be a source of comfort and intellect for cinephiles around the world, with each issue featuring a diverse range of film directors and artists in conversation.
Lucrezia Pascale, co-founder of Scatto Italiano, talks about her background growing up in a creative environment and how her love for craftsmanship led her to start a bicycle brand. Scatto Italiano is an authentic symbol of Made in Italy, and an ambassador of values like craftsmanship, quality, culture of beauty, and respect for time.
I couldn’t go bespoke, but I couldn’t bring myself to go off the rack, either. These exact thoughts echoed in my mind repeatedly when I went for my first proper suit last summer. It’s hard to say what is and what isn’t a proper suit. At that time and now, I consider ‘proper’ to mean a couple of things.
As we enter a new year, most people have been spending time planning, and goal setting. I think it’s also a good time to reflect on the quality of our relationships we presently have and make the necessary changes to improve upon them. Here are some tips for developing stronger relationships in the new year.
Taylor Swift made it onto my top five artists on Spotify last year. Now, let the record state that I do like some of her music. Just nowhere near as much as my girlfriend. But, watching her sing and dance to Taylor Swift in the car is a magical thing and I’m weak for these moments. So, whenever she suggests a bit of “T-Swizzle,” I’m game.
‘Good cooking,’ writes Patience Gray, one of its most underrated proponents, ‘is the result of a balance struck between frugality and liberality.’ Timely advice for eating well as another year dawns. Christmas is over; waists and wallets show the strain. Kitchen cupboards open empty, and there’s a fridgeful to finish up… What have we got?