Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Another Blog: Hygge House

Among the many beautiful blogs I try to visit on a daily basis, I love Hygge House. I'm especially impressed with creative bios and descriptions of personal sites. Here is what Alex Beauchamp writes about her Hygge House blog...

The Danish word Hygge (hu-gah) is a feeling or mood that comes from taking genuine pleasure in making ordinary everyday things simply extraordinary; whether it’s using real lights on a Christmas tree or breaking out the good wine when friends come over. It’s about owning things you only truly love or that inspire, being present in yourself and your life, putting effort into your home without being Martha Stewart or buying a bed in a bag. It’s about being conscious and authentic from home to work to friends to celebrations and making all events {no matter how big or small, mundane or exciting} matter. Words like cosiness, security, familiarity, comfort, reassurance, fellowship, simpleness and living well are often used to describe the idea of Hygge.

Isn't that brilliant? She's convinced me! A beautiful philosophy...So do things that are fun, nourish the soul and find ways to incorporate that into daily life. By creating simple rituals without effort, such as brewing real tea with a little china cup every evening to stopping at the farmers market every week to buy flowers. See domestic and personal life as an art form and not every drudgery to get away from.

1 comment:

stevesmith said...

Hygge House sounds interesting.. Thanks for sharing..