A Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure In Creative Mindfulness by Irene SmitA Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure In Creative Mindfulness by Irene Smit

A Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure In Creative Mindfulness

byIrene Smit, Astrid Van Der Hulst, Editors Of Flow Editors Of Flow Magazine

Paper over Board | October 3, 2017

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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.

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.Irene Smit and Astrid van der Hulst are the cof...
Title:A Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure In Creative MindfulnessFormat:Paper over BoardDimensions:340 pages, 8.75 × 7.5 × 1.26 inPublished:October 3, 2017Publisher:Workman Publishing CoLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0761193774

ISBN - 13:9780761193777

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book I love Flow Magazine and this book is a collection of every great article in there (at the time of its publishing), which is nice because the magazine isn't always easy to find! The articles and illustrations are so nice and calming, sometimes I just need to open the book and flip through it and it makes me feel better. The little extras are wonderful, postcards and stickers and mini cards that make this book so special!
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Relaxing Helped me find a relaxing away to deal with my emotions
Date published: 2018-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for working through grief, inspiring creativity or just plain relaxing The book is divided into 6 chapters, but you it's structured in such a way that you don't have to read them in order. It is designed to help you relax, write, create artwork or just take your mind of anything that's bothering you. Some activities are just reading, some writing, some drawing, some journal writing, some cut and paste, etc. It is filled with journals, stickers, postcards, punch-outs and writing prompts. It would be useful to anyone from a child to seniors. I don't normally go for these kinds of things, and I bought it for a friend who was recently widowed. I did look through it, and it's a beautiful book in addition to the useful content!
Date published: 2017-12-19

Editorial Reviews

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