Editor’s Note YesterdayObelisk Home
photo cred: Julien Knez
Yesterday is a visceral, emotionally charged word. Your individual reaction to the idea of “yesterday” ironically depends largely on how you feel about today.
For many, the word “yesterday” evokes a sense of sentimentality and nostalgia, a longing for a time thought to be more simple and kind.
For others, yesterday reminds them of how far we have come, and how better off we are today, comfortably, electronically, technologically, seemingly magically enjoying our modern day conveniences.
Sure, both opinions are valid.
There is a lot of wisdom and grace to be gleaned from the past and there is also an undetermined universe of possibility to look forward to in the future.
At Obelisk Home, we are an undeniable mixture of both camps. We are old-school modernists, sentimental minimalists, contemporary curators and passionate if not, restless visionaries.
Our techy toys rest on beloved antiques. Our old family dogs rest at our feet while we Skype, blog and Tweet. Our multi-generational team is an amalgamation of old-fashioned values and modern progressive thinking.
Our mixed point of view is what makes us a strong, creative company, united with one foot in the past and one in the future.
None of us know for certain what tomorrow will bring, but we do agree that there is great value in understanding our “yesterday.”
As modern day designers and curators of well-lived lives, we each respect the past and “feel nothing about yesterday need be considered lost or irrelevant.”
Everything about yesterday relates to our lives today– manifested in every opinion and preference we so emphatically express and defend.
The past is a gift to the present.
It can be a warm place to return to and a motivating nudge toward the future.
Rather than loose it, let’s use it.