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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. 

EMBRACING THE REALITY OF WHERE WE ARE - PART 2

EMBRACING THE REALITY OF WHERE WE ARE - PART 2

In the second part of this two-part blog post we continue to consider why a flexibility that allows us to embrace the reality of where we are when designing our homes, rather than force fitting them into a preconceived mould can be so helpful. 

A FORCED SLOWING

A FORCED SLOWING

When our world rushes at its normal pace, it can be hard to allow ourselves the time required to let things unfold at their own pace. I think if we stop to reflect, the haste that drives many of our actions is really just our own restlessness...

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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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