Nicole Fenton is the coauthor of Nicely Said. She reads and writes in Brooklyn.

Space to Breathe

Contents Magazine published my latest essay, Space to Breathe. It’s about how writers and designers can improve people’s lives by making things quieter, slower, and more peaceful.

Let’s create the quiet we need. We’re makers. And we’re not making for the sake of adding to the pile. We’re here to make things better, clearer, and easier. We should add calmer and quieter to that list.

Many thanks to Dorian Taylor for pointing me to Linda Stone, and to Erin Kissane for her editorial smarts. While you’re there, be sure to read everything else. Because holy moly, what a bunch of smarties.