Who are you?
I’m Lauren and I’m the founder of SELF PRACTICE — a community and research platform exploring the intersect of well-being and design. I’m currently feeling very self-reflective. Looking back in order to move forward with clarity, purpose and intent.
What do you call your playlist?
SELF PRACTICE for NOTO.
If your playlist was one NOTO product, which one would It be and why?
Basil Yarrow Mist — cooling, soothing, with jolts of awakened refreshment.
If you could describe your playlist in one word, what would It be?
What was your inspiration behind your selection?
I wanted to capture the many moods, moments and sensory experiences of showering, bathing, and applying skincare. For example: Track 1 has quite literal cues that sound like sprays of yarrow mist. Track 2 dives into the discomfort that is found when water is too cold, or when we step out of the shower. I try and lean into those moments of contrast in self-practice. They remind me I’m alive. Track 3 reminds me of how life sounds when you're under water. Muffled, still. Ambient but blurry.
If your playlist was a color what would It be?
A greenish grey.
What do you want the listener to feel when they press play?
Like they’re in or around water.