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Nov 8 2018
Scandinavian design: 7 living room decorating tips Scandinavian design has enjoyed great popularity throughout the last decades mainly because of its minimalist fusion of everyday functionality with sleek and clean aesthetic. Scandinavian designers are greatly inspired and influenced by nature, their climate and the innate qualities of raw materials. This is evident in their exceptional talent at designing not only crisply illuminated environments, but also beautiful yet affordable and useful furniture, objects and spaces. To offset the harsh northern weather, Scandinavian design aims to...
Oct 9 2018
Gifts for couples: Unforgettable moments Can’t think of any gifts for couples? Nothing that would surprise the happy couple at their upcoming wedding? No problem: we have compiled seven suggestions for you that will help them fondly remember their special day. It’s not easy to find the right gift for an event as important as a wedding, mainly because we all want our gifts to be personal. If you think that giving cash or making a bank transfer is a little cold, or you want to make an extra thoughtful gesture for the newly-weds, here are some original gift ideas for couples. 1....
Oct 9 2018
How to meditate: A guide for beginners It is never too late to learn how to meditate. Meditation is one of the most powerful tools at our fingertips to counteract stress and to find a moment of inner peace. If you’ve never meditated, you’ll be surprised to realize how soon you feel the benefits of reconnecting with yourself as you set aside your worries. It is proven that the art of meditating or the effort to calm one’s thoughts is as beneficial to our mental health, and even our physical health, as sports or a healthy diet. Much has been written about meditation and its techniques,...
Aug 6 2018
How to Feng Shui your bedroom: tips Feng (water) Shui (wind) is an ancient Chinese system that teaches us to find balance and harmony in our lives by redirecting the flow of energy (chi) in our homes through the positioning of objects and furniture in our rooms. The best area to start with is our bedroom, our sanctuary for rest and relaxation. No TV, computer or exercise equipment Televisions and computers emanate electromagnetic signals that disrupt our sleep, while exercise equipment takes up space and obstructs the flow of energy. If we don’t have anywhere else to put these, we...
Jul 19 2018
Kokedama, add a Japanese touch to your home  Plants don’t exclusively belong in a garden, and gardens are not exclusively outdoors. You can create your own hanging, indoor garden with ornamental plants called Kokedama, which literally translates to “moss ball”. It is a derivative of the ancient Japanese garden art of bonsai, or tray planting. It involves wrapping a tree or plant’s roots in a ball of mud and covering it with moss, creating unique, living planters that you can suspend from a string or display on trays. Integrating Kokedama in your home or office space can go a long...