SlowPlanet.com is a newly relaunched Web site produced in London by a very nice man named Carl Honore (imagine an accent mark over the e in his name; my efforts to create that character in Typepad have failed). The site's blogs explore every accent of the Slow movement -- that's Slow not as lack of speed, but authenticity and quality of life. Along with Food, Travel, and Design, there are even Slow Medicine and Slow Urbanism sections, and more.
Carl invited me to write for the Slow Design section, and I've just published an introductory post, based on my 10 Qualities of Slow Cloth. Go have a look around, bookmark the site, and join in the conversation as it grows.
While we're virtually in London, or at least have London on the brain, there's an interesting article here on the fifth anniversary of Selvedge magazine, another gift from England. Long-time readers know how I adore this magazine; it's a celebration of all things textile, and a treasure for the senses. My subscription has just ended and I'm trying to find the money for re-upping; it isn't inexpensive, but it's so beautiful. The current issue, No. 26, has a gold theme. I've said before that I prefer the idea of eye nourishment to eye candy, and there's plenty to be had here.
That's all for now . . . I must work. I hope your holiday preparations this week, whatever they are, are happy and . . .appropriately Slow.