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Welcome back to the Isolation Diaries, our weekly round-up of the things that bring us joy and keep us motivated. This week, we’re working hard, but also taking the time out to check in with ourselves. What have you been up to?

Clear Design Insolation Diaries Volume08 Reading

Issue 35 of Kinfolk is all about the conflicting forces of change and stability, helpful reading during ‘These Unprecedented Times™’. And if you’re inspired to unleash your potential and use your time at home productively, The School of Life has a guide for that. Learn all about the thinking types to help overcome the fear that can block great ideas. We’ve also been enjoying our yearly subscription to The New York Times, particularly the At Home section.

Clear Design Insolation Diaries Volume08 Watching

This week we’re settling in to watch Hearts and Bones, starring Hugo Weaving and Andrew Luri, an Australian drama about an unlikely friendship between a photographer and a South Sudanese refugee. We’ve also been going back through the history of hip hop, pre-choreography. If you’re ready for a new series, American Gods has two seasons out on Amazon Prime. Based on the famous Neil Gaiman novel, this series is visually spectacular (to be expected when Bryan Fuller is involved).

Clear Design Insolation Diaries Volume08 Making v2

We’re still flexing our baking muscles, but this time it’s gingerbread. Deliciously sweet, spicy and gender-neutral. While we love supporting our local cafés, having the means to make our own lattés has become somewhat of a necessity. Proud Mary even have a subscription-based coffee delivery for the full experience. But throughout this time, we’ve also been making mood boards, getting inspired by interior designers around Australia to make the most of our home environment.

Clear Design Insolation Diaries Volume08 Listening

The S-Town podcast is the new podcast from Serial and This American Life… It’s easy to tell, because it’s one of those podcasts you can’t stop listening to. Much like this compilation of various live Prince performances, spanning the 1980s through to the early 2000s. For a different kind of transcendence, Air’s Le voyage dans la lune, inspired by the 1902 French silent film directed by Georges Méliès, was intended as the soundtrack to the digital release of the restored film—and it’s perfect.

Related Project — Isolation Diaries, Volume 07