Cocoa Cinnamon was founded with the desire to assert pluralism, openness, imagining beyond oneself, research, and discourse, all elements needed in a thriving open society.
Your Head is Round So You Can Change Your Mind is a loose translation from Dada painter Francis Picabia. Leon first encountered the original quote in German on a postcard at Museum Ludwig in Köln. The original is French,
Notre tête est ronde pour permettre à la pensée de changer de direction.
We used this loose translation at our first retail location, CC OND, on a revolving bookshelf that was conceived in conversation with Chuck Pell and developed and created by Mariah Smith-Overman.
The circular shelves of the bookshelf could be spun around, and anyone could give and take a book. As you spun the circular shelf, the middle shelf read "Your Head is Round so You Can Change Your Mind."
This thought and instinct are now more important than ever and point to core values that lay deep in the foundations and actions of our company.
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