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CONSTRAINTS AS A MEANS OF FOSTERING CREATIVITY

CONSTRAINTS AS A MEANS OF FOSTERING CREATIVITY

We have more choices than any humans have ever had before us. While this can be viewed as, and indeed is, a blessing in some sense, in other ways the options available to us are so numerous that making decisions has become time-consuming and overwhelming. 
PROCESS OVER PERFECTION

PROCESS OVER PERFECTION

Our world has been profoundly impacted by the events that have unfolded over the last two years. So much has changed and so many of us have changed and continue to shift and transform...
THE STABILISING EFFECT OF QUALITY AND LONGEVITY IN OBJECTS

THE STABILISING EFFECT OF QUALITY AND LONGEVITY IN OBJECTS

In challenging times such as the ones we find ourselves in, it is easier than ever to scoff at the frivolity of aesthetics and beauty and dismiss their pursuit as self-indulgent. And yet at the same time, it is precisely in the most trying of periods that the true redemptive qualities of aesthetics and beauty can offer a healing balm where little else can.

LEARNING TO BE WITH THE UNDONE

LEARNING TO BE WITH THE UNDONE

It is common for the process of designing interiors to be based on creating a ‘look’. This look becomes a pre-determined vision of what our homes should look like and the process of creation becomes about fitting our spaces into this vision as closely as possible. A softer, gentler approach to design is to create spaces that are intentionally 'undone' leaving room for the future. 
HOW OUR ENVIRONMENTS SHAPE US - PART 1

HOW OUR ENVIRONMENTS SHAPE US - PART 1

The world around us has an enormous influence on our internal world and the environments we spend our time in play a significant role in shaping who we are and how we feel. This post considers how our environments exert their influence on us and our daily lives. 

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The Ellei Home Journal is where you can discover the thoughts that drive all that we do – from our product selection to our philosophy on design to a more thoughtful approach to life.

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