Common Discourse is a project designed to help others (and ourselves) think through creativity, focus, and intentional work—from Alex Tan & Alice Otieno.
Every Tuesday we share words from a few ideas, a quote from somebody else, and links worth sharing. On Fridays we invite a guest to share images from their camera roll and a sound that resonates with them. Words from the journal will come at least twice a month.
Happy September, and happy Friday!
As you might have noticed, Alex and I took an unintentional (but much needed) break throughout August as things gradually got busier at the studio. We’ve managed to catch our breath, momentarily, and thought that this month would be a good time to get back to regular scheduling — using the momentum of September to usher in a fresh start.
For this week’s Sights & Sounds, we reached out to Colson Place, a freelance designer based in Los Angeles, California. I first came across Colson’s work in 2020, specifically his sculptures and and illustrations, and loved some of the themes he was exploring throughout his pieces — themes of faith, architecture, connection.
Here’s what he shared with us this week!
This song feels like the theme song for coming out of your shell. Big fan of the Charli energy. Chanel Beads makes great music from NYC!