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Thoughtful Living

A FEW NOTES ON MINDFUL CONSUMPTION

A FEW NOTES ON MINDFUL CONSUMPTION

We are in the midst of a sea change. The pandemic has resulted in numerous transformations for many people including impacting some of our everyday habits such as our relationship to consumption...
INVITING BACK VITALITY DURING TIMES OF DEPLETION

INVITING BACK VITALITY DURING TIMES OF DEPLETION

It is not surprising that the experiences of the last 19 months have left many of us feeling drained, exhausted and uninspired. After the adrenalin-fuelled outbreak and first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, as the weeks turned to months and the months stretched into their second year, what so man...
THE BUILDERS

THE BUILDERS

When we consider our life from a long and wide perspective, we begin to see that every decision and new step we take is built on what came before and lays the foundation for what will come after. In this context we consider Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's beautiful poem the Builders written in 1850 and the value that it still holds today.

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. 

ROUTINES AND RITUALS IN A YEAR OF LOSSES

ROUTINES AND RITUALS IN A YEAR OF LOSSES

The year past has been a year of learning how to make do with less. Without the stimulation of new sights and sounds it becomes incredibly challenging to know where to draw energy or inspiration from. This lack of inspiration and ability to refill our depleted energy resources has an impact on every aspect of our wellbeing...

THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE - MAKING MEANING

THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE - MAKING MEANING

Making meaning to interpret and communicate the world around us is fundamental to what it means to be human. The ability to use this skill to transform the pain and suffering that are the inevitable companions to life, into something of value, is a beautiful and extraordinary quality.

Introduction

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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