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HOMES THAT REINFORCE OUR VALUES

natural kitchen with textured plaster walls

The spaces we inhabit and the objects we fill those spaces with, tell a story whether we intend them to or not. These stories matter, not because of what they signal to others but because of what they signal to us. Only when the designs of our interiors are created in line with what we value most and when they facilitate the feelings and activities that nurture our minds and bodies, can our spaces begin to really feel like our home...

 

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TOGETHERNESS REQUIRES PRESENCE

togetherness requires presence blog post

Modern-day living has made us more connected and more aware of one another than ever before. But at the same time, there is a kind of deep loneliness that is taking hold of many communities. The kind of loneliness that sees many people spending time in close proximity to one another but feeling deeply disconnected and unseen. Given the importance of social connection for our wellbeing, the observation that the quality of our connections is dwindling is as worthy of our attention as almost all the other crises that face our species...

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ON THE VALUE OF THOUGHTFUL DESIGN

the value of thoughtful interior design

British author, illustrator and painter, Mary Eliza Haweis, wrote a series of essays subsequently captured and elaborated on in her books titled ‘The Art of Beauty’ and ‘The Art of Decoration’ published in 1878 and 1881 respectively. What about Haweis's work is the relevance that some of her ideas still have for our current experience. In particular, her discussion on the importance of thoughtfulness in design seems as relevant today as it was 140 years ago...

 

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