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.
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.
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.
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...