We are super excited to be joined on A Simple Path this week by Dorian Bowen of The Welsh House. You may already know Dorian from his gorgeous Instagram account, but if not, or if you’ve always wanted to know more about the man behind the pictures, read on.
You won’t feel quite as rested as if you had just woken up to a dewy morning on a Welsh hillside, but his words will bring solace and respite from the busyness of your day. Savour this one.
1.Can you tell us what you do and how you came to be doing it?
2. If you had one piece of advice or wisdom to pass on to your younger self, what would it be?
3. What is it about the simple life that you find appealing?
4. How can we counter the pulls of content-sharing and curating images of our lives with the need for being in the moment?
5. Who inspires you?
6. What are your essential homeware items/ things you couldn’t do without?
7. What would you like to be doing in 10 years’ time?
8. What’s the wildest thing you’ve ever done?
If you thought doing laundry was a chore, we’ve got some fascinating historical facts about how people cared for linen before modern washing machines and Persil made an appearance. Linenbeauty.com met with textile historian and museums officer Emma O’Connor, of Sussex Past, a charity which runs several historic sites in Sussex, England, and learned some pretty eye-opening things about caring for linens the old-school way. Here’s what she told us: