Posts tagged: Design Philosophy

HOW OUR ENVIRONMENTS SHAPE US - PART 1

How our environments shape us

The world around us has an enormous influence on our internal world and the environments we spend our time in play a significant role in shaping who we are and how we feel. This post considers how our environments exert their influence on us and our daily lives. 

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EVOLVING LUXURY

INGREDIENTS LDN evolving luxury

Breaking away from stale ideas and perspectives on luxury, we are beginning to witness the emergence of more subtle, individual definitions of what true luxury can really be. Over the past few decades luxury has commonly been associated with excess. It was brash, bold and ostentatious. But modern luxury is evolving and this evolution is creating space for far more personal definitions...

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IMPERFECTIONS AND THE TRACES LEFT BY THE PASSAGE OF TIME

IMPERFECTIONS AND THE PASSAGE OF TIME

Our popular culture favours the new over the old, perfection and homogeneity over the quirks and idiosyncrasies that make things unique. A rigid focus on perfection can be problematic because it is often intertwined with a rejection of things that do not conform to this standard. But by cultivating a more diverse appreciation of beauty, one which makes room for imperfections and signs of age, we begin to develop a more healthy and sustainable aesthetic. We discuss this topic and show some of the signs of wear that our beautiful Blackline Cutting Boards naturally acquire with time and use. 

 

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HOW MASS PRODUCTION CAN UNDERMINE OUR UNIQUE VISUAL VOICE

Handmade homewares and styling props

In a world that is so saturated with both things and ideas, bringing our own unique perspective to the table can often seem like one of the few remaining ways to add value. Our homes are no different. Creating a home guided by our unique perspective is what is most likely to inspire not only others but also continue to inspire us. Global trends and mass production can often serve to undermine the very differences that make each one of our voices unique. Cherishing these differences, on the other hand, seems to carry benefits for us all. We discuss some of the issues of global mass production and ways we can avoid that feeling of sameness that can result from it.

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