Incense breathes its way into domestic spaces as spirituality becomes a keyword in contemporary wellbeing. This form of aromatherapy transcends the ordinary olfactory experience. Incense burning begins with a gentle flame that is hushed into an ember. The glow respires, filling the space with a scented breath. The precarious nature of the practice, compared to candle burning, makes it a meditative ritual. From selecting the perfect scent and apparatus—like this brass burner from Cinnamon Projects—to setting up the stick and igniting the flame, spectating as the ashes break into a captivating choreography, the attention given is undivided. Clean up can be irksome but the small marks of each burn, etched onto brushed brass, make quite the impressionist work. The still life is styled with a pair of sunglasses from Gentle Monster.