Eleonora Arico, aesthete and visual content creator, on the search for inspiration, the beauty of nature, and the little rituals that keep her in balance.
What was your first piece of jewelry?
One Christmas many years ago, I asked my mom to give me a ring as a gift. She had me design a ring with a black stone and a gold setting. It is still my favorite ring today.
What's your most treasured piece of jewelry?
What drives you?
Passion and courage.
What are your favorite Maison Miru pieces, and why?
Everything interesting is actually 90% boring (there's a lot of hard, unglamorous work that goes into anything worth doing). How do you Get Things Done?
How do you stay whole?
What's at the top of your wishlist?
Author Jonathan Safran Foer plays a game at dinner with his family called The Wonder Line. If one of his kids can tell him something that generates the experience of wonder - the cocked head, slight nod, raised eyebrow and muttered “hmm...”, he calls it “clearing The Wonder Line.” What has cleared The Wonder Line for you?
I could tell you so many stories that have to do with this, but I will tell you the first one that is part of my memory and the last one. The first story dates back to almost 15 years ago when I looked up at the Sistine Chapel for the first time. I was with a friend, and I remember feeling that I entered a kind of suspended moment in time. I had the uncanny feeling of not being there anymore, and it took me quite a while to regain control of myself and take my eyes off that wonder. Most recently, about a month ago at Villa Reale in Milan, I admired the sculpture Piero e Francesca by the sculptor Alessandro Puttinati. It was so beautiful that it brought me to tears.
Here’s what clears my wonder line: the beauty of art and the great sensitivity behind it.
Imagine you could write a postcard to your former self: what do you wish you could tell your younger self?
What's one thing, big or small, that we can do today to make the world a better place?