Photograph by Will Patrick
In an effort to bring more unique and thoughtful content to our site, we took a step back from Design Curiosities in 2016 to discuss its next iteration. We’d collected and archived work there for years, and while it was the catalyst for our desire to work together—it lacked depth. In 2017, ten years after its inception, Design Curiosities became Curiosity and Curiosities. Our focus turned to creating and selling goods, but over the course of the next two years we struggled with the realities of that plan. We never landed on something that felt right, so for now we are letting it go. Perhaps some day we’ll approach it in a new way.
Curiosity and Curiosities remains—its inherent purpose renewed. We seek to explore our curiosities through the art of creativity, continually pursue knowledge, take the time to reflect on what has impacted us as creatives, and cultivate togetherness in our creative endeavors and daily lives. These sentiments will be reflected in the work we create for our studio, in long-form articles, and in a shorter more personal journal.
In the end, taking a page from Tokuhiku and Hiromi, “We only want to make things we genuinely think are good.” We want to find a rhythm in our process and ensure its never rushed, embrace change and challenges as we find our purpose, and share what we learn along the way. Our hope is that, however small, you find something on these pages that inspires your own curiosity.
Nicole and Steven