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THE SLOW APPROACH TO CRAFTING A HOME

 

THE SLOW APPROACH TO CRAFTING A HOME It can be tempting to rush through the process of home-making. Sitting with something unfinished and undone, when we know what it could look or feel like, is difficult. Living in it, even more so. But homes crafted slowly over time, in accordance with the values and rhythms of the people who live within them don’t tend to date in the same way that spaces put together with haste do. For those for whom a slower approach to home-making feels meaningful, we have put together a list of tips that might be helpful in encouraging a slower, more considered approach to home-making. 

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THE FEELING OF HOME

What is the feeling of home?Home is such an integral part of our private lives and yet many of us have spent little time thinking about the feeling of home in much detail. What is it that makes a house feel like a home? Or what it is that makes us feel at home even in places we have never been to before? 

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FINDING TIME TO FEED OUR SOULS

Finding Time to Feed our Souls

There is a tension within modern Western culture between the hurried, busy state of the realities of modern life and the slow, meaningful pursuit of the experiences and knowledge that add up to a life well lived. Western culture values achievement: moving forward in measurable increments, tirelessly smashing goals then setting new ones, diligently striving for more. More money, more power, more recognition, more degrees on our wall. But so much of what we value in life is difficult, if not impossible to achieve within the restrictive confines of the desire to produce more, quickly. But things of value take time…

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MINDFUL MOMENTS THAT MAKE THE ORDINARY FEEL EXTRAORDINARY

INGREDIENTS LDN making the ordinary feel extraordinary

Every single moment is rich in sensation or emotion when we learn how to attend it more fully. Making ordinary everyday moments feel special can help our mind to learn to focus on the present moment and to begin to notice all the wonderful little details that evade us when we are swept up in mind-wandering. Creating a wonderful atmosphere to accompany a simple everyday activity can be a helpful way to nudge our minds to attend to the activity a little more closely. For instance, a simple moment of sitting down to drink a cup of tea can become a mindful activity to be savoured when we learn how to give it our full attention.

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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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