“the distressing restlessness experienced when a person, or group, is stuck at an isolated location or in confined quarters for an extended period.” (Oxford Languages Dictionary)
Usually regarded as a negative experience, cabin fever can sometimes be transformed through inspirational moments of creativity and imagination, taking us back to our childhood. The result of our cabin fever at TLP (or the 2020 quarantine) was pure beautiful madness; a space in time for reconnecting and embracing our inner child.
It was grim at first. Our worlds were turned upside down, some of us had way too much time in our hands while others were hit by never ending task lists. But all of us were called to do something new: the opportunity to look closer. We began cooking, and painting, and zooming, and watching, and connecting, and building, and playing. Those of us fortunate enough to have a roof over our heads and food on the table, were able to let out the child inside us. That child reminded us that we can still be creative, that we still know how to use our imagination.
Our interactions began acquiring a more authentic tone (who wears makeup to work anymore!?). We craved and found opportunities to reconnect with family, friends, colleagues, through whatever means we could, mostly online. And we slowly began the transition to rebuilding our home lives, which now involved all of those activities we used to do outside. We played, we worked, we slept, we shared meals, all in the same space. After a while, it became clear we had a choice: flow with this new life, or be miserably resisting reality for a long time.
And so, with a little help from our friends (did anyone say wine?), we began feeling comfortable with ourselves, with our lives, with our reality. We found the simple stuff, that easy laugh, the coveted here-and-now. After all, where could we go but here?
And here is where we need to feel at ease, cozy enough to lounge at home, chic enough to take that meeting or run that quick errand (mask and all).
And so, The Lulo Project was born. A high quality loungewear and comfort wear brand for people who want to keep that “pajama feeling” all day long, but still want to look stylish and chic while in it.
Welcome to our cabin fever project, we truly hope you enjoy it.
The Lulo Project Family