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HOW TO CREATE SPACES THAT HELP US COME ALIVE - PART 2

how to create spaces that help us come alive

There are places in the world that make us feel perfectly at ease. Places where we feel fully ourselves, inspired, invigorated and alive. But how can we create these types of spaces? From reading the work of other architects and designers who share the belief that design is about more than just creating a look, three key ideas come up time and time again…

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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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HISTORIC VALUES FOR HOME DECORATING

Historic Values for Home Decorating

While there is no doubt that the idea of home is a dynamic and evolving concept, many thoughts and concerns that are on our minds today have accompanied those interested in homemaking since the industrial revolution changed the nature of home. In ‘Hints on House Furnishing’ Sparrow highlights three values which he deems essential for good design that hold as true today as they did 110 years ago…

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THE PRACTICE OF CULTIVATING AUTHENTICITY

THE PRACTICE OF CULTIVATING AUTHENTICITY

An understanding of how to be authentic is not always a given. Modern Western culture praises individuality and authenticity but there is little formal structure in place in our culture and our systems to help individuals to cultivate the ability to listen to their innermost voice. We have an innate desire for authenticity; being connected to ourselves, knowing what we feel, and being able to act on this understanding was a crucial survival mechanism for our ancestors. But cultivating this ability is a practice...

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THIS MOMENT IS ALL THERE EVER IS

INGREDIENTS LDN this moment is all there ever is

Our attention defines our reality; only that which we attend to has the power to shape our world. What we gift this most precious resource to determines the direction of our unfolding lives and ultimately weaves the fabric of our being...

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HOW TO CREATE A NATURAL HOME

 

How to create a natural home

The growing number of us living in cities and the resulting communal pressure of city life are some of the reasons why so many of us feel a deep longing to reconnect with nature. Stepping out of the digital and virtual and into the real, tangible and natural offers one of the most revitalising elixirs to modern living. For those who experience the longing to feel more connected with the natural world even when indoors, we have put together a few suggestions for how to create a natural home.

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