Posts tagged: slow living

ON THE VIRTUES OF SLOW, CONSIDERED HOMEMAKING

ON THE VIRTUES OF SLOW, CONSIDERED HOMEMAKING

There are many merits to a slow, considered home. Slow, considered choices are choices we are much more likely to be satisfied with. Amid growing environmental concerns, the benefits of staying satisfied with our choices for longer are obvious. But beyond the obvious, very real and very important environmental considerations, there are also emotional benefits to cultivating a slower more considered approach to homemaking...

 

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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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SIMPLE, NATURAL FESTIVE TABLE DECOR IN GREEN AND COPPER

simple natural green and copper festive table decor

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CULTIVATING AN APPRECIATION FOR THE JOURNEY

cultivating an appreciation for the journey

Navigating modern life, with all of its complexities, is not always easy. Modern day living demands a lot form us, often at a pace that can feel unsustainable and hard to keep up with. One of the challenges of our time is that our current culture often seems to assess our value as people through the amount of measurable success we have had in areas deemed worthy of admiration: money, prestige and fame, career. And while many of these achievements can be important contributors to thriving, they are but a small fraction of the abundance of diverse ways human beings can lead fulfilling lives...

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CAN DESIGN ENHANCE THE WAY WE LIVE?

Can design improve the way we live

There are ways of looking at design that can make it feel somewhat frivolous. Aesthetic concerns are, after all, a luxury not granted to all. But the more in-depth we explore this subject the more the evidence seems to suggest that beyond the mere impact of aesthetics, design can impact how we feel and what we do...

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BECOMING MINDFUL CURATORS OF WHAT WE CONSUME

becoming mindful of what we consume

Our modern, busy lives demand so much from us. In the rush of living, one of the kindest things we can do for ourselves is to allow ourselves a little time to slow. Slowing is not just about the pace of living, nor is it necessarily about relaxing or doing less. Instead, a slower approach to daily life is about allowing ourselves a little more time to pursue those things that feed our souls...

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