Monday, 4 August 2014
A THOUGHTFUL SPACE SERIES
Something that we are becoming increasingly more passionate about is how we love the spaces we inhabit and the impact that they have on us, not just in the way we experience them but in how they effect our health and wellbeing.
You may never have thought about it, but your space internally as well as your body that interacts with external interior environments ( when I speak internally I am talking about your body ) has a direct impact on how you feel, experience and health. That is why it is said that a change is as good as a holiday, think of that saying in terms of your space. A change in environment, or renovation, materials, orientation can be as good as a holiday.
Let us delve a little deeper as when I get back from my holiday this will begin to be one of the main focuses of our business, to create environments that are good for you. This starts with materials that we pick as well as being mindful of how furniture is produced and what is it is made out of. All these things can be directly impacting your health. Overall in the long run we are also impacting our environment with disposable furniture and goods that are not recyclable and adding to the accumulating waste. That is why it is so important that we begin to become mindful of everything that impacts the life that we are building and creating for ourselves, which includes your home, where you work.
Some of us may not have much control over these things and this may not apply to everyone's lifestyle, which is completely fine. However, I would love to share more knowledge and how you can go about being mindful of your health when designing and building your spaces.
The Thoughtful Space series is something that I will be blogging about continuously to bring you updates and explanations on how to help you achieve just that... a thoughtful space.
Now here is a mission for you; do you know what products, chemicals and materials were used to make all the furniture that is in your home? Is it just "temporary" furniture that you are going to be throwing out in another 5 years because you did not feel like it was right to invest? Have you thought about how you can recycle what you have? Do you know intuitively how your space is not working for you personally and health wise?
If you could not really answer any of those questions, then you need to become a regular reader of my series, which will be continuing when we get back from our European adventure on the 15th of September.
This series is in no way, a way to disrespect furniture manufacturing that is economical and accessible to everyone as that is very important and that we do not love trends, seasonal styling and budget friendly furniture. This thought process may not apply to everyone but it is one we are passionate about growing and developing. This is about mindfulness and becoming inspired to develop environments wether they be work or home user friendly and healthy.