Posts tagged: slow living

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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HOW TO CREATE A HOME WE WILL FEEL CONTENTED IN FOR LONGER

Where to start when redecorating to create a home we will feel contented in for longer
Designing and creating our own space is a wonderful project. But it can also feel like a daunting challenge on a scale beyond many other things we tend to embark on. One of the first challenges many of us will face is simply knowing where to start. To lend a helping hand, we’ve put together a guide of things to consider if you are about to, or are thinking about, renovating or redecorating your home.

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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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THE ILDN EX PROPS SALE

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So if you are interested in obtaining some of our items at a discounted price, don’t mind some signs of wear, and love the idea that that exact item has either been in one of our own photoshoots or been featured in a magazine, then you’ll like our Ex-Prop sale! Find out more...

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