Listen, Create, Design.

Sree and her family in various colours of Petit Pli Mask

Look at the past to be able to move forward sustainably

We are delighted to share our Petit Portrait showcasing the effusive and talented Sreelakshmi. She and her family wear Petit Pli’s Mask.

1. What do you do?

I spend a lot of time in the world of music and design, both for work as I am a Product Designer, and for fun. I also enjoy making up comic strips in my head and people watching - I love paying close attention to what people say and do! 

2. What is an average day like ?

In the past year, it’s been a combination of working with multiple screens in my room, exercising with cans of tomatoes as dumbbells, elaborately planning walking routes for weekends, feeling embarrassed just after involuntarily blurting out “you’re on mute” on video calls, and attempting to eat food that tastes good every day.


3. What has been a window of joy for you during the pandemic?

I baked my first cake, and a dozen more since the pandemic began. Didn’t miss a single episode of Time Crisis (an internet radio show). Some virtual concerts I’ve live-streamed have been amazing - but yes, I can’t wait to get back to a concert in real life! I also started doodling more!

4. What does sustainability mean to you?

My parents come from a small town in Kerala, India, and everything I’ve seen in my grandparents’ houses have an element of sustainability in them. Baskets and mattresses made out of plant by-products, clothes that are passed down for generations and stored in the most durable and hygienic ways…I could go on and on. I’m going to make it a point to look at the past to be able to move forward sustainably.

5. If you could go back in time speak to your LittleHuman self what would you say?

As a woman, learn to look people in the eye and accept compliments especially when you deserve them. Everyone who’ll ever say your skin is too dark will also conveniently forget to mention you’ll almost never experience a sunburn. 😌  And do not put more pink blush on your face to please them 😇.

Thank you for your time & words, Sreelakshmi! 
Published : 27/05/21

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