Stacey Peric (of @wearekindsir) is one of those people that you can spend 3 hours with, down 3 coffee's and still have more to talk about.
In fact, you're highly likely to walk away with more to muse about than when you arrived because seriously ... she's inspiration in abundance.
You'll find KIND SIR LEATHERWARE at Dwell Store on Saturday 25th August from 10am to 12 noon.
[ Kind Sir bespoke leather tag with S'well bottle ]
We asked Stacey ... "What does it mean to you to #DwellWell?"
"Years ago, I wrote an iPhone note titled “Dream Life”. Hilarious! I actually found that list recently and was pleasantly surprised we had brought some of the list to life. Living in nature and especially living at the beach is a biggie for us. It’s so healing and reviving (and free!) to step out into fresh air and regroup in such a simple way. Being close to the ocean and looking at the horizon has a way of bringing everything back into perspective."
Time is a huge part of living a quality lifestyle.
"Time to truly be with our children and enjoy them while they’re young. We work mostly from home so are able to scoot away in the boat for a few hours in the middle of the day or pop to the beach to catch the morning sun. Being healthy in our minds and body is something that is also very important to us. Choosing and living a balanced, healthy lifestyle isn’t always easy but the benefits for us are massive and so obvious, especially for our babies, Leni & Rocco. I’m a big believer in the importance of face-to-face contact and living in community so this is also something that’s a non-negotiable for our family."
[ The KIND SIR gang all wrapped up in KØBN ]
"Living consciously is so important to me because I want to leave the small part of the world I occupy better than I found it for our babies’ sake. Everything is connected and if we can respectfully and thoughtfully choose what and how we buy, what we throw away and how we live, we affect not just our lives but so many others’ lives around us.""I first became interested in Zero Waste Living after reading Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson. She’s wonderful! Her book changed my opinion on recycling and challenged me to focus on what we bring into our home rather than focus on what to do with it once we have it. This has meant for some interesting conversations in and out of our home eg. The time I refused a promotional plastic flag at a shopping centre for Leni saw me receive some “Oh, that poor little girl, her Mum won’t let her have a flag” looks and the time Leni was chatting about her 6th birthday party to one of her friends and told her she wouldn’t be having balloons because they made from plastic... Eek! Never underestimate what children are taking in with every conversation you have with them. These conversations are what shape their future and their way."
What lifestyle changes have you made/are you making to grow multi use lifestyle in your world?
"We use stainless steel water bottles instead of single-use water bottles, reusable silicon straws for the kids’ morning smoothies, beeswax wraps instead of plastic wrap, say no to plastic straws when we’re out (when we remember, work in progress!), faithfully take our own bags (including our brand new LaLa Land tote!) shopping and politely refuse plastic bags. We also just started using “soap nuts” for our clothes’ washing. Who knew there was such a thing? So good!"
[ NEW IN :: Reusable Market Tote's by La La Land ]
More on her #slowliving lifestyle here.
"The very act of giving a gift begins with thinking about another which is what makes it so special. Gift giving can be and should be exciting! Conjuring up that perfect something is much easier than most people think and once you have struck gold, there’s nothing like seeing the reaction to not only the gift but the thought behind the gift. So, so rewarding!"
What does gifting WELL mean?
"There are so many aspects of gifting WELL but for us, it’s firstly about putting in time and thought into the gift and secondly, choosing a gift that will last over something seasonal or “now”. Thirdly, and this is something that’s becoming more and more important to us is choosing something from a business that you know to be ethical in their practices and ethos. Not always easy to do but well worth the extra effort in the long run."
STACEY on Design & Creativity
"I think when products are designed well and with deep thought, they automatically last. From materials to the product design itself, something that has been crafted slowly will always stand the test of time and become more and more loved the more it is used."
"We have a small range of classic pieces and are slow to add to our range as we want to take seriously what we put to market and ensure it is always something useful and worth releasing to our beautiful customers."
"The outdoors is a big factor in creativity for me and our family. Nature is a constant inspiration and provides the most incredible colour combinations that make the heart go boom boom. Getting outside with the wallabies/goannas rustling about, breathing fresh air and hearing the ocean rage so close by is such a cure-all. It’s so rejuvenating especially after a crazy day with the kiddos!"
I’m a serial forager (just ask Mark, insert eye roll) and I use this as a creative outlet in our home.
[ On route to beach with Mr. Elk ]
Father's Day 18.
"Because Mark works mostly from home, we are fortunate to have access to him a lot of the time. Yay for us! This Father’s Day, we’ll be showing him how much we love him with some handmade treats from the kiddos and some other little surprises on the day. Time together and relaxation are big for us on special days like Father’s Day."
[ KIND SIR #toloveandadventure beneath Basil Bangs ]