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Sustainability and Beauty

Sustainability and Beauty

Today's topic is built once again around sustainability. In this case, it involves the idea of beauty in sustainability.
 

  • Are sustainability and beauty concepts separated by nature?
  • How can we merge aesthetics into ecological approaches?


Specially this second questions is one I want to deepen in through my path in design. Some people even consider green design and great design to inherently follow completely different quests, being almost incompatible. Does it have to be this way?

Is your home making you feel restless and gloomy?

Is your home making you feel restless and gloomy?

Have you ever been feeling anxious without an apparent reason? I had been experiencing this, every one other day. I would feel quite oppressed and gloomy, worried about something that I did not recognize. It certainly did not feel good at all. So I did what we usually do; try to relate this type of feelings with some direct cause in our daily life. A problem at work, a relationship issue, some particular stress, but while trying to analyze I could not manage to connect the dots. There was no evident origin for this.

In fact, the design of space has a huge impact on our behavior and emotions. To deepen in this area there is a field of science called “neuroarchitecture” that studies the relationship between brain processes and architectural environments and their impact on the emotional and physical health of people. It explores how one’s environment can be a trigger for hormones that either promote happiness and calm or add stress and anxiety.

From all of this research I took some action and reorganized several things in space. And guess what? I actually have been feeling better and more balanced. Therefore, I though this was a topic with interesting value, as stress and anxiety fill our surroundings and without recognizing it, our lives. Instead, our environment, and especially our house, should be a place to liberate and unwind, with spaces of calmness, comfort and clarity.

This is why I prepared a list of little things that you can do to your environment design and that in turn can make a major difference; and I hope it can help you too in some way.

 

Pilot - Curiosity Brought Me Here

Pilot - Curiosity Brought Me Here

It is quite wonderful that almost everything starts with writing. It's the base of theories, novels, films, music and even revolutions. Just the process of writing itself activates something deeply, it must; you suddenly begin to flow in a very interesting way, thoughts come and go and it can transform into something magical.

This is why I’ve decided to nurture the use of language and reflection, in the areas where my passions reside.