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Habitual Human is the brainchild of artist Adrienne Wade who takes a thoughtful blend of art and function and applies it to everyday objects. Her latest project, a series of Thoughtbooks , utilizes book covers as a canvas and seems to capture the infinite creative possibilities of the imagination and a blank page. We caught up with Adrienne to learn more about the thought process behind the innovative brand.

Q: What’s the story behind Habitual Human and how did the name come about?
I was thinking of the many rhythm’s that exist within society and the patterns that form to create habit. Which lead me to a greater understanding of how habit itself never stops. I, Adrienne Wade, am a habitual human living among my comfortable patterns. That’s how Habitual Human came about.

Q: Who is behind the brand?
I am the Artist behind Habitual Human.

Q: Is Habitual Human a full time endeavor for you?
I have my hands in a little bit of everything right now. By day, I work in television as a production sound mixer and by night I am continuing my education at Otis School of Art and Design in Los Angeles. But yes, I allow as much time as I possibly can to make my creations, I find freedom in it.

Q: Where do you find inspiration for your designs and prints?
I find inspiration in many forms of creative expression. I work with my minds reoccurring themes, whatever that happens to be. I listen to the story from my imagination.

Q: How would you describe the aesthetic of Habitual Human?
The best way to visually describe my work is to call it tribal pop art. Its rich with layers, my use of colorful collage and intricate stitch-work make it tactile.

Q: What products are included in your assortment?
Right now I am doing a series of Thoughtbooks. They are blank books that I’ve created to inspire others to express their creativity.

Q: Tell us a little about the process involved in designing/creating products for Habitual Human.
It’s a very layered process. It all begins with a pile of paper and fabric that then gets constructed and bound to become a book. I then overlap acrylic, print, and mixed-media collage on paper or fabric to create each cover. After that, I select and match printed papers for the inside. And last, I sew a fabric sleeve for each Thoughtbook.

Q: How do you imagine customers using your product?
It all depends on the individual who comes across it. It can be used as wall art, a stylish notebook or as some tell all diary. I can envision it being stashed away under someone’s pillow or traveling the world with a writer or poet, but who knows? It’s an unwritten story.

Q: What would you like our readers to know about Habitual Human?
Habitual Human represents my body of work. I work to create functional art that empowers each individual to be different. Each piece is an original.

Q: Where can readers purchase or find more information about the line?
Readers can visit my work and inquire about purchases through my site at www.habitualhuman.com

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  • Peter

    Inspiring combination of designs, great form of expression!!!

  • tremaine

    This is very different from anything I’ve seen, so I can appreciate your art for that aspect firstly. Secondly, I think Habitual Human products are right up my alley. Since I scribe often and love journaling, I will be sure to keep your site and art in mind. Good luck and great work.

  • Sheri

    Hey Adrienne – best of luck! You’ve always had a creative heart, mind & soul. Always with love, your cousin – Sheri