As a part of our maudern people campaign, we asked Los Angeles-based couple Angie Myung and Ted Vadakan for insights on modern intimacy in a time of mandated isolation. Together, they are the founders of the lifestyle brand and creative hub Poketo and co-authors of Creatives Spaces. With four stores across the LA area, the duo has paired with brands from Disney to MOCA to Nordstrom, along with hundreds of artists and makers across the globe.
What is your relationship status?
Soulmates / married
With social distancing & quarantine, how has human contact changed for you?
It’s hard not to see friends. Recently, we celebrated a friend’s birthday by doing a drive-by parade of cars and cheers to show her love at this time. It was amazing, but all we wanted to do was give her hugs, chat with friends, get dessert, and laugh. We can’t wait to get back to that. For us as a couple, we live and breathe everything together, so quarantine has not changed us much except perhaps we spend even more time together... and we don’t mind that.
How do you make time for intimacy?
Watching Netflix in bed.
For us as a couple, we live and breathe everything together, so quarantine has not changed us much except perhaps we spend even more time together... and we don’t mind that.
How has your perspective on your home/space changed?
Our space is a refuge, a place of quiet. We value that, it has not changed. Even though now we have a home office, we also use the office to do online yoga classes.
How do you keep busy? Do you separate the weekend and weekdays?
We are still working every day. We do like to turn off on weekends, but it's not always possible. But, we do take care of ourselves with long walks with Scooter, online yoga, cooking, and baking more than ever.
What is a new activity you are planning to try?
I have made sourdough from a starter from our neighbor. I want to make more, but flour is a scarce commodity nowadays. I am also looking into building a raised planter for herbs and vegetables. It's so important to grow your own food, even just to supplement the weekly grocery runs.
Do you have a book or movie on your list while home?
Currently reading: Sapiens. Currently watching: Hyori's Bed and Breakfast (for the second time). Currently listening: Paul Simon.