following guidelines to "enhance an everyday object" for a project, the reading is an experience designed around a bodum french press coffeemaker.
the reading is a way to start your day by opening yourself up to the encounter of new possibilities. it began with two observations – first, the loss of coffee’s spiritual dimension (which was prevalent during the 15th century in Sufi culture) and second, the lessening of communal moments in our urban, ultra-connected lives.
the first component of the project is a stack of cards tied to the french press itself. ideally made out of chrome, the prototype is a cut up plastic box with chrome paint, attached with a steel wire. the cards themselves are freely inspired by the tarot de marseille, which appeared at the same time in history as coffee drinking. the reading’s cards have added questions or statements freely inspired by each card’s meaning on the back. these writings aim to stimulate conversation between the two people “playing”, each looking into elements of their life and what they wish for the day to come. an instruction card is included.