EMOTIONAL OBJECTS: LISA MOK
L I S A M O K
T H E O B J E C T:
Rather then picking an object Lisa chose to honor Lune, her sentimental home and event space she worked effortlessly to curate
Q: Can you describe a sentimental object in your home with a special place in your heart? What memories or emotions does it evoke when you look at or interact with it? How has this object influenced your sense of identity and belonging?
A: I really can't think of an "object" more sentimental to me than Lune. Its existence is conjured by moments between friends and family and the table they shared. When my husband and I first came across this property, just outside of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, we knew we wanted to transform it into a place for people to gather, enjoy, and create. And the more we get to share this space with others-whether it's hosting a wedding and harvesting honey and organic herbs in our garden, the more we realize this is where we are meant to be; this is what we are meant to do.
Q: Sentimental objects often bridge the gap between the past and the present. Could you share a story about how a particular object became so meaningful to you? Has its significance evolved, and if so, how has it adapted to the changing chapters of your life?
A: I cannot think of another object that fits this more than Lune itself. A few months after we moved in, someone dropped an envelope filled with photographs in our mailbox" Kodak snaps of elegant dinner parties, casual gatherings, and artists retreats held at the home in the 80's and 90's. The house, it turned out, has always served as a creative and social canvas for many. And now we get the opportunity to continue providing the space for others to create, gather and connect for years to come- to grow old with it, nurture its existence and pay homage to its celebratory lineage.
The last couple of years have forever changed the way we work and spend time with one another. We are connected, but not together. As this new way of gathering has taken hold, we want to keep building and evolving what we have created- designing and shaping interesting and memorable experiences for others and to continue to foster meaningful collaborations.
Q: The sentimental value of an object is often intertwined with the people who are part of its narrative. Could you recount an instance where a sentimental object became a source of connection or shared history among family members or friends? How does the presence of this object enhance the sense of kinship and emotional bonds within your home?
A: Our kitchen island has become one of the most sentimental pieces in our house. Made from raw aged brass, every stain, every oil from a fingerprint left on the surface become smart of the island as it slowly patinas. The intention is to have everyone who visits be able to leave their mark, in a way that transcends the typical guestbook. What arrived the cooler of a 1980's Versace chain has now aged to a numinous bronze with the footprint of a friend's toddler imprinted on the side, a moment captured forever with more moments still yet to be shared and cherished.
SHOP EMOTIONAL OBJECTS - LISA'S PICKS:
Golden Stemmed Wine Glass Set
by Dan Mirer
by Canoa Lab
by Lauren Skunta
Iron Candle Series
by Lauren Skunta