The Digest - May 2022

When asking people what they'd like to have more of in life, most say time. It remains the world's most valuable commodity. The Digest is here to remind you that slowing down creates time. Disrupting the flow of one's day makes space to think, observe, and allocate the ever-elusive time. We believe life is best when lived slowly, so we bring you considerations to help create and live a slow spring. Enjoy.

TASTE: A Thousand Ways to Aperitivo

Aperitivo is more than just a drink before dinner - it's a ritual ending the business of the day and an invitation to the slow style of the evening. The beauty lies in the hundreds of ways to enjoy this ancient tradition. Head over to the blog, Italy Segreta, to learn a few ways to enjoy this ethos of Italian living. Salute!

LOOK: L'etiquette Magazine - No.8 May Issue

As is always the case, the new issue of L'etiquette is their best one yet. This spring/summer issue touches on monochrome outfits, long-sleeved t-shirts, raincoats, mountain gear, and other retrospectives. Self-described as a guide to men's clothing, pick up a copy for some fresh takes on summer style.

LISTEN: Bill Evans - You Must Believe in Spring (1981)

Few albums capture the beauty of Spring as well as this one. Released in 1981 after Bill Evan's death, it's layered with renditions of his early work, some original compositions, and covers. 'You Must Believe in Spring' is a beautiful album and the perfect companion to your own Spring.

LEARN: Esquire - Robert Spangle

Photojournalist and Designer Robert Spangle has been covering the Russian invasion of Ukraine since March. Spangle shares stories and images that are vivid, intimate, stark, and personal. Head over to Esquire for a window into Ukraine's all-volunteer Territorial Defense Forces and their courageous fight for freedom.

WATCH: Paris, Texas (Wim Winders, 1984)

Written by the legendary Sam Shepard and directed by Wim Wenders, Paris is an ode to the landscape of the American Southwest and a commentary on the myth of the American family. If Harry Dean Stanton wasn't enough of a reason to watch, the film is also masterfully decorated with great style and gorgeous canyon landscapes.

EXPLORE: A Brief History of B&W Photography

"Black and white are the colors of photography. To me, they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected." – Robert Frank

The online magazine, Independent Photographer, has a wonderfully succinct editorial on black and white photography history. Survey some of photography's founding fathers, how the medium evolved, and how it influenced the ingenuity of color photography.