The art of living gently

Cultivate a home that becomes your sanctuary away from the noisy world outside. Create spaces that hold you when you need to be held. Design your rooms to contain treasured everyday items that fill your heart with joy. Pair back the excess and fall in love with what remains.

handmade bowl, setting the table

“Be a curator of your life.

Slowly cut things out until you’re left only with what you love,

with what’s necessary,

with what makes you happy.”

 Leo Babauta

Sitting on the sofa with a mug of tea

setting the table with handmade ceramics

Table set with glassware and ceramics

 

Welcome the quiet.  

Tender moments of solitude,

when you light a candle

the aroma envelopes you

and takes you to memories forgotten.

 

Lighting a candle

 

There's beauty in the solemn petals,

as they wilt and fall from the branch.

The natural cycle of things,

is letting go. 

 

Candle and vase

Vase of japanese flowers and a candle sitting on a book

 

A cup of tea,

snatching a moment in time with one you love,

chatting about the ordinary happenings

of the days behind and the days ahead.

And in this moment,

savouring the company and the conversation. 

 

Pouring a tea from the kaico kettle

Holding a latte cup

 

The mundane can be beautiful too,

warm water flowing over your hands,

soap between your fingers,

the sweet small of mandarin as you wash. 

 

picking up soap from a soap dish

soap dish on the kitchen counter

Shop the gentle home:

The images above show our favourite pieces to create a sanctuary at home, our Soup Bowl, Tissue Box Cover, Stoneware MugLagom Bowl, Kanso Plate, Dinner PlateWoodland Trail Candle, Kaico Kettle, Hibi BowlLatte Tumbler, Soap Dish,