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HOW TO CREATE SPACES THAT HELP US COME ALIVE - PART 2

HOW TO CREATE SPACES THAT HELP US COME ALIVE - PART 2

There are places in the world that make us feel perfectly at ease. Places where we feel fully ourselves, inspired, invigorated and alive. But how can we create these types of spaces? From reading the work of other architects and designers who share the belief that design is about more than just creating a look, three key ideas come up time and time again…

SPACES THAT HELP US COME ALIVE - PART 1

SPACES THAT HELP US COME ALIVE - PART 1

The quality of our existence is woven out of the events that keep on repeating in our lives. It isn’t the rare moments, however life-changing they may be, that infuse our life with its characteristic flavour but instead the everyday events that occur over and over that colour the fabric of our existence in its unique shade...

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.

THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE - CREATIVITY

THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE - CREATIVITY

Creativity is the fuel to humanity’s unparalleled ability to move forward. From tempering our most difficult challenges to soothing our most bitter suffering, creativity is the driving force that allows us to build the bridges into our future and out of isolation towards one another...

THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE - LOVE

THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE - LOVE

There is no other positive emotion that has as profound an impact on our life as love. For years, researchers have shied away from exploring this emperor among positive emotions. Daunted by its power and mystery, the impact of love on human life was left to the fearlessness of artists.  But over the last decades, scientists have begun to unravel the mystery and shed light on the immense impact that this emotion has on every aspect of human life...

THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE

THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE

When challenged by threatening circumstances, evolution has programmed into us the tendency to want to protect ourselves and our loved ones at any cost. While this is a completely natural reaction, when so many of us begin to feel threatened all at once, we have a duty to work much harder to overcome our natural drivers in the service of a greater good…

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.