Baked enough banana breads? Watched all the hit Netflix shows? Want to expand your imagination so at least that can be free from the confines of your living room? We feel you, and in response, we've asked fellow creatives to give us some insight as to how they'll be spending the next month. 

Siri Johnson, founder of Waste Yarn Project
"I've had this nylon string lying around for ages, wondering what to do with it. Lockdown time has been great for playing around with all sorts of ideas. I started to crochet bits of furniture for a project with my boyfriend Travis, who's a furniture maker, then I found this bendable LED light and started exploring ideas for a lamp. A lamp you can knot and fold into different scribble looking shapes, still a work in process. It’s been fun working with other materials – something I would love to continue after lockdown time!"

Alice Black, co-founder of her eponymous Soho-based gallery 
"I’d like to recommend Marina Abramović’s Walk Through Walls: A Memoir ahead of her 2021 retrospective at the Royal Academy, because it’s all about spartan determination and self-disciple and the ability to accept and overcome pain and fear."

Álvaro González, of his namesake shoe brand
"I have chosen to read The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron, because I believe that we have been given a strange opportunity by this pandemic to become more spiritual, and I think this could be a interesting way to investigate the power within my creativity."

Mandkhai Jargalsaikhan of MANDKHAI
(Instant Karaoke at home) is what I will be indulging in, because I love to sing as it's one of my emotional outlets. I am learning that it is important to feel, let go of emotions and not store them."

Pat Bodiratnangkura of Patcharavipa
"I will be keeping myself busy in our studio workshop making new moulds and experimenting with new techniques"

Han Chong, of Self-Portrait
"I've really been into gardening since we've all been spending more time at home, and it's the right time of the year to start seeding. I purchased this book for some green-fingered guidance, The Garden: Elements and Style by Toby Musgrave – It's been inspiring."

Gemma Metheringham and Teresa Ramsden, the respective Creative Director and Head of Brand Communications & Collaborations at Label/Mix
GM: "I'm going to indulge in and enjoy having time; doing things slowly and with care and taking the time to stop and stare, because I've spent years and years rushing. I'm always doing one thing, thinking how fast can I do it and thinking about the next three things I'm going to be doing next. I'll also make time to read my book in a luxurious bubble bath. That's always been my guilty pleasure; I recently realised it's because when I was a small child my mum always read to me at bath time. I loved that time with her and would always want one more chapter until the water was almost cold."

TR: "I'll be listening to the How To + talks from the How To Academy monthly membership, because the stellar speakers' 'In Conversation' Zooms will keep you engaged and entertained, as well as sparking lively debates afterwards! I'll also be playing The Confessions Game from the School of Life, because you need to get to know your bubble intimately, and it's bound to help pass those long winter evenings."

Roksanda Ilinčić of her namesake label, Roksanda
"I recommend reading anything written by the incredible Joan Didion: whether it’s the beautiful The Year of Magical Thinking or Slouching Towards Bethlehem, her words have such strength and character. They're full of witty, fearless and knowing insights that are not only thought-provoking, but inspire hope in even the toughest of circumstances, which is something we all could use a bit of right now!”

Emilia Wickstead, of her eponymous label
"I'm currently indulging in an old movie marathon at 8.30pm every evening. The children have been put to bed, and I use this time to not only go through an old film library I often dream of watching but never have time to, but I also use this as an opportunity to research into different areas, times and fashions with a glass of red wine and something sweet. This is what gets me feeling motivated and excited; It's almost like an education. On my list: Pier Paolo Pasolini's Theorem (1968), Darling (1965), Michelangelo Antonioni's trilogy on modernity and its discontents — L'Avventura (1960), La Notte (1961), and L'Eclisse (1962) — as well as his first English-language film Blowup (1966), Hitchcock’s Rear Window (1954) and North by Northwest (1959), Last Year in Marienbad (1961) by Alain Resnais, and René Clément's Purple Noon (1960)."

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