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Thoughtful Living

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. 
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.

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. 

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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