A Book That Takes Its Time

An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness

A Book That Takes Its Time

By:  Smit, Irene
van der Hulst, Astrid
Editors of Flow magazine

9780761193777
$37.95 Hardback
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2017/10/03
Workman Publishing Co

Limited ***

7.5 X 8.8 in
340 pg



BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Mindfulness & Meditation
CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Papercrafts
GAMES & ACTIVITIES / Coloring Books
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.


 

A Book That Takes Its Time… wooed me with its smart design and abundance of what the editors call “goodies” that make it a paper product-lover’s interactive feast. This is way more than a book: It’s loaded with pullouts like stickers, postcards and more.” — Book Page, a Top Pick for Lifestyle


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.
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Astrid van der Hulst is the cofounder and creative director of Flow magazine, a popular international publication packed with paper goodies and beautiful illustrations that celebrates creativity, imperfection, and life's little pleasures. She lives outside Amsterdam.
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Flow magazine, created by Irene Smit and Astrid van der Hulst, is a popular international publication packed with paper goodies and beautiful illustrations that celebrates creativity, imperfection, and life's little pleasures.