This is Home is a back-to-basics guide on how to create authentic wholehearted interiors. It's about living simply – finding the essence of what makes you happy at home and creating spaces that reflect your needs and style.
Author: Natalie Walton
Publisher: Hardie Grant
This is Home is a back-to-basics guide on how to create authentic wholehearted interiors. It's about living simply – finding the essence of what makes you happy at home and creating spaces that reflect your needs and style. Filled with clever ideas and creative spaces it shows that you don't need a huge budget to create a beautiful home. This is Home provides examples and case studies of places with a global and timeless feel that haven't always been renovated in the traditional sense but are true homes. Featuring eight case studies from Australia, the US and Europe, and nearly 200 color photographs, This is Home will inspire you with beautiful, authentic places you want to be – today. Chapters include: The big picture: how to determine your decorating personality, and what's authentic for you. Starting over: let go of the past and create a home for the person you are today, with a focus on decision-making and the art of editing. Living for now: Work out a budget for your time and money using your values as a guide. Where you can spend and save when it comes to creating lasting interiors. The Art of ingenuity: Think creatively, not expensively, when it comes to making changes at home. Going beyond the usual suspects can help you to create a home that's distinctively yours. The poetry of space: Successful spaces are all about addition and subtraction, positive and negative. How to create balance within a room while reflecting your decorating style. The feel of a home: Create interiors that make you feel, and have an emotional connection. How to introduce decorative elements that make for authentic interiors. Surrounding spaces: Key ideas to consider when creating your place in relation to its environment - from the surrounding landscape to local community. Maintaining the focus: Ways to evolve what's important for you and keep focussed on your aesthetic and lifestyle. Happy renewal: How to keep your home fresh without exhausting or expensive overhauls. Rest and revive: How our homes can function as a place to rest our bodies, rejoice in our relationships and restore our values.
For example, your home is lagom when it has neither too little nor too much in it – in other words, it's about striking a balance between bare minimalism and too much clutter. Living in this way allows you to be creative and focus on ...
Author: Sam Lacey
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
It’s time to experience the joys of simple living Whether you want to make small changes to your life or you’re looking to transform it, The Art of Simple Living will show you the way to a more wholesome existence. With help on how to declutter your home, practise mindfulness and make your mealtimes, free time and relationships more fulfilling, the advice and tips in this book will guide you towards a simpler life filled with joy, laughter and love.
For example , the grounds of your home constitute the first gate . When you leave home and cross this first gate , thoughts of work start to form in your head . The door of your car or the train is the second gate ; once you cross it ...
Author: Shunmyo Masuno
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
"Does for mental clutter what Marie Kondo has done for household clutter." --Publishers Weekly Relax and find happiness amid the swirl of the modern world with this internationally bestselling guide to simplifying your life by the renowned Zen Buddhist author of Don’t Worry. In clear, practical, easily adopted lessons--one a day for 100 days--renowned Buddhist monk Shunmyo Masuno draws on centuries of wisdom to teach you to Zen your life. Discover how . . . Lesson #4: lining up your shoes after you take them off can bring order to your mind; Lesson #11: putting down your fork after every bite can help you feel more grateful for what you have; Lesson #18: immersing yourself in zazen can sweep the clutter from your mind; Lesson #23: joining your hands together in gassho can soothe irritation and conflict; Lesson #27: going outside to watch the sunset can make every day feel celebratory; Lesson #42: planting a flower and watching it grow can teach you to embrace change; Lesson #67: understanding the concept of ichi-go ichi-e can make everyday interactions more meaningful; Lesson #85: practicing chisoku can help you feel more fulfilled. A minimalist line drawing appears opposite each lesson on an otherwise blank page, giving you an opportunity to relax with a deep breath between lessons. With each daily practice, you will learn to find happiness not by seeking out extraordinary experiences but by making small changes to your life, opening yourself up to a renewed sense of peace and inner calm. A PENGUIN LIFE TITLE
Nourish your friendships by making time for friends in your life. go home Home can mean many things. We yearn to. Judith Viorst, novelist and poet Home is where one starts from. T. S. Eliot, poet. Nourish your friendships.
Author: Madonna Gauding
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The road to a balanced and meaningful life is different for each of us, and in such a busy world we can often lose sight of what that actually means. Taking small steps to shut out the noise, organise your life, and live in the moment can help you reconnect with what makes you truly happy so that you can make space in your life for the things that are most important to you. In The Art of Simple Living, you'll find a collection of exercises to help you plan ahead, incorporate healthy habits into your routine and create peaceful moments in your life to recharge so that you can be present in your life and enjoy the little moments that often pass us by. This little collection of tips, inspirational quotes and reflections will help you find new strategies to: - recharge your energy, - organise and streamline your life, - practice healthy habits, - develop a positive relationship with yourself, - and live in the moment. From tips on letting go of negativity, to appreciating the relaxation of a warm bath, this book will be your gentle guide to a more manageable and meaningful life.
For example, the threshold of your home constitutes the first gate. When you leave home and cross this first gate, thoughts of work start to form in your head. The door of your car or the train is the second gate; once you cross it, ...
Author: Shunmyo Masuno
Publisher: Penguin UK
Relax and find happiness amid the swirl of the modern world with this internationally bestselling guide to simplifying your life by a Japanese monk who embodies the wisdom of Zen. Drawing on centuries of wisdom, renowned Zen Buddhist priest Shunmyo Masuno applies the essence of Zen to modern life in clear, practical, easily adopted lessons - one a day for 100 days. Discover how: * Lining up your shoes after you take them off can bring order to your life * Putting down your fork after every bite can help you feel more grateful for what you have * Spending time barefoot can strengthen your body * Planting a flower and watching it grow can teach you to embrace change * Going outside to watch the sunset can make every day feel celebratory In Zen: The Art of Simple Living, you will learn to find happiness not by seeking out extraordinary experiences but by making small changes - to what you do, how you think, how you interact with others and how you appreciate the present moment. With each task, you will open yourself up to a renewed sense of peace and inner calm.
As we entered her home, we immediately noticed the artwork adorning her walls. She told us that most of the art, which depicts Rabun County scenes from years ago, was done by her brother, Broderick Crawford. She also showed us some of ...
Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear, step-by-step instructions. Today, Foxfire's mission remains the same, and The Foxfire Book of Simple Living is both a rich look back at five decades of collected wisdom, as well as an intriguing look forward at the artists and craftsman who are working to preserve the Appalachian tradition for future generations. We hear from doll and soap makers who continue to use and adapt the time-tested methods outlined in The Foxfire Book, not to mention hunters, blacksmiths, musicians, and carpenters whose respect for those who preceded them enhances their own art. We see how the mountain community has responded to the films, books, and plays that have tried (and sometimes failed) to represent them. And, above all, by listening to the voices of those who came before, we celebrate the people who have preserved the stories, crafts, and customs that define life in the Appalachian mountain region.
attention, if the dishes have piled up in the sink and towels are strewn carelessly around the laundry room, more than likely, the home's resident is not at her best. Conversely, when you're feeling balanced and whole, your home ...
Author: Wanda Urbanska
Category: House & Home
The Heart of Simple Living is your road map to a more balanced life - a life centered on self-discovery. Fewer possessions. More time. More friends. More meaning. This book will help you identify objectives for your life and create awareness of your actions and finances, while planning for your future. This inspirational book delivers seven tangible and actionable paths, woven together with real-life stories and humor along the way. You can follow these paths sequentially or cherry-pick them one at a time. Pursuing a life of simplicity is a journey, and as you blaze the trail to your simple life, celebrate the magic and joy of family, ritual and community - the perfect prescription for essential good health and well-being.
... farming, simple living, selfsufficient life, independent living, backtobasics, and more. But what really is homesteading? And why are so many people interested in starting their own homesteads no matter how small their home or how ...
Author: Sean Mosley
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Category: House & Home
Self-sufficiency by definition is a state in which someone or something can self-sustain oneself without using outside resources. If you take that statement literally, it is impossible to obtain. Each and every living creature on this planet is dependent upon outside resources in order to survive.
Now, as a mature person, she has attained the art of simple living and the soul comfort of love culture in a tiny one roomed ... My arrival was unannounced and unexpected but Bapuji said, “We need not advertise when we are going home.
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
Dancing with the Void is the story of an unconventional man whose existence was "mind-free, go-free, form-free, effort-free, time-free." In his own joyful prose, Sunyata chronicles his life-journey from contemplative farm boy and gardener, Emmanuel Sorensen, to humble Himalayan cave dweller, "Mr.Nobody". A lover of silence and solitude, Sunyata remained untouched by the common worldly conditioning that entraps so many. His fateful journeys, inspiring friendship, and the spiritual wisdom shared in these collected writings, all reflect the soul of an authentic seer.
House and Home in the Arts and Crafts Era : Reforms for Simpler Living . ” In " The Art That is Life , " ed . Kaplan , 336-57 . " The Resort to the Rustic : Simple Living and the California Bungalow . " In The Arts and Crafts Movement ...