Designer Scott Wilson has quite the repertoire under his belt. The former Nike Global Creative Director is the first person to raise $1M on Kickstarter and is the recipient of over 60 international design awards, including the coveted Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award. These days he splits his time between two companies he founded, Chicago design firm MINIMAL and new wellness brand WellBeings. Scott is also a frequent flyer (just check out some of his travels here) so we wanted to find out what the designer packs on his trips, in this Flight Mode.
Adidas Ultraboost Uncaged Shoes
These are my favorite everyday shoes. For travel, they slip on and off so easily. The Boost sole, a super responsive, squishy white foam, offers incredible cushion and comfort.
WellBeings Relief CBD Tincture
A few years ago, I was suffering from chronic back pain. On the verge of surgery, I discovered CBD and have since completely transformed my wellness routine. It inspired me to start my own company, WellBeings. I no longer take pharmaceuticals and rely on exercise, diet, and CBD to manage pain. When traveling, I always bring Relief CBD Tincture for my back but I also take it before bed to relax and help induce sound sleep.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i Headphones
These headphones are comfortable, deliver amazing sound, and cancel out all the other distractions on the plane. They help me tune everything out and focus on my work. Some of my most productive design time happens on planes!
Comme des Garçons + Artek Standard Eau de Toilette
This scent was created in collaboration with a Finnish furniture company, Artek. The first hit of the aroma smells like a wood shop. Undertones are a bit herbaceous with a touch of rusted metal. Imagine a wood shop with the window open to the garden outside.
Incase City Backpack
The City Backpack is sleek, comfortable to wear, and easily carries all my things. It’s my mobile office.
MINIMAL X-Series Anniversary Edition Watch
Though devices all tell time, I still always wear a watch. To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of my design firm, MINIMAL, we designed and manufactured our own timepiece. It has a polished atrium Sapphire crystal and a forged stainless steel case. I usually travel with the silicone band but it also has an interchangeable leather strap from Chicago’s Horween leather tannery.
Peloton has been a game changer for me. My life is extremely busy and I don’t sleep much so being able to get a good workout any time, any place is essential. When I’m home, I use my Peloton bike. When I’m on the move, the app keeps me motivated to get a workout in, no matter where I am.
ASTI ‘LectroFan Micro
This tiny sound machine lives in my backpack and goes where I go. It is portable, wireless, and easy-to-charge. I prefer the ocean sound but it also has 5 fan sounds and 4 different white noise options.
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