Ben was describing sine waves to me this morning over a breakfast conversation centered on dimmer switches. My brain caught on the undulating curves, so reminiscent of the seasons. As we sit in a stretch of damp cold days here in the Hudson Valley, we are still yet on a wave — now towards longer days and later sunsets and, in the not so far-off future, warmth.
It's been a bummer of a winter so far for us snow lovers, with barely a dusting to write home about, but I am still holding out hope for spring skiing with the sun on my face. My fixation on light and warmth unmitigated by a desire to slide along on snow. Until then (for a 'then' I shall hold onto with faith honed by three decades of spotty ski seasons), we look for warmth from a fireplace, a warm mug, and a glowing light.
Since opening the Warehouse in Germantown, we've been proud to offer the same dimmable Tala bulbs that we pair with our lighting designs to anyone who wants a lightbulb that does better. The warm glow Talas provide does away with the notion that LEDS by definition make you look pallid.
We've also moved our candle program in-house, and are transitioning to only offering candles made in our workshop. Our Bayberry candles will be a seasonal offering only available in fall and winter months, and we'll be introducing a selection of colored beeswax options inspired by — as always — historic forms and fancies.
And, as shown in the header image, Aleah has made porcelain luminaries, inspired by our hand-thrown pendants, that bring a glow to your table. Each piece is hand-thrown in semi-translucent porcelain and finished in a lovely 'buttermilk' white.
These days, we switch on the lights in the living room around the fire about 3pm, light a few candles, build a fire, and have slow conversation. Surrounded by warmth, the curve of the seasonal sine wave feels like a gentle slope pushing us towards spring.