Hello again from Composure. Here, a moment of reflection. 

I had the wonderful luck of chatting with Tippy at a gathering called The Feast; she was there bringing her BirdProject soaps to more people, in support of environmental cleanup and care for animals affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A number of times since she's gone out of her way to support my own work, fully embodying New Orleans humility and camaraderie.

I was once in charge of a search for young entrepreneurs in universities across the country; Matt threw his hat into the ring, having already prototyped Walk [Your City] at his alma matter in Raleigh. I bumped into him a couple years later, as he was helping a burgeoning Made in Lower East Side get their feet on the ground. And I now saw his work pop up last week in The Atlantic's CityLab, making big news. He's the kind of guy who just stays at it—it's likely we'll see his work come up somewhere smart again soon. 

Kim and I stood on the same stage a couple years ago, each under the pressure of delivering an insightful
(hopefully!) 5-minute speech to a very smart audience. Since that time I've watched her pioneer an innovative life of artistry built on co-creation with entirely supportive fans. All of whom I assume are as entranced as I am by incredibly smart initiatives like the Infinite Minute. 

I've found it important to be explicit about how the people in our lives shape the way we think, those who allow us to find and pursue creative work. Each Composure scarf is made and worn to reflect on the stories of people in my own life with perspectives worth embodying. Scarves and stories at


Composure is driven by people building unique communities, lifestyle brands, and in general pursuing creative, meaningful work.

It's worth making their efforts a bit more explicit, and perhaps in this way you'll be introduced to work you can appreciate as well. For now: three people that come to mind, and three more next month. 


Quality scarves in a rare balance of silk and wool, handmade in NYC.

Alongside each scarf, the vision & virtues that foster creative independent business.

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