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What do You See?

The ChicIca Chair rocks by on this week's Modern Monday - HOT!

The ChicIca Chair rocks by on this week’s Modern Monday – HOT!

Recognizing that our past worries only really affect us when we mull over them in the present allows us to cultivate a greater sense of peace & acceptance in our lives. Even though there will always be times when we need to process the pain of the past, it’s much more beneficial for our overall health & wellbeing if we concentrate our efforts on the wonders that exist in our lives right now. For, by doing so, we will understand the past can only really affect us through our thoughts. Remaining in the present will help you to let go of the past by keeping your focus on the marvel of who you are today.

In the meantime, try curling up in your favorite chair, hammock, or zen space and take some time to remember how far you’ve come. After all, recognizing & counting our blessings helps to usher new ones in. Admittedly, Thoreau was dead on with this line. When you look in the mirror – no matter how fabulous it may be – what do you really see reflecteed back?

No manner of lovely possessions can fill any gaping void. Though, admittedly, rocking in this beautiful ChicIca leather based with polished stainless steel framed contemporary rocking chair re·splend·ent with a hand-crafted curved plywood back construction would surely help ease your woes, if only for a few moments. With a US$3500 pricetag, you might want to ease into and out of this with great care. If you haven’t quite “gotten there,” remember, there’s a reason a home isn’t built in a day. Slow and steady win the race.

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Modern Monday: Inspiration.

Modern Monday on eyewash

Modern Monday on eyewash

Inspiration is a gift we honor by sharing, thus serving to inspire others. Sharing your ideas is the first step toward manifesting them. You may choose to be like the wind that spreads the seeds of wildflowers, but doesn’t stay to see the growth. However, you might better serve the world if you carefully plant your ideas in fertile ground & then nurture them with consistent attention. Today let’s do our best to see that our ideas are given every chance to make a difference in the world.

Each of us possesses a unique combination of ideas & talents. Once we know what these are, we know which steps we must take to bring our ideas to fruition. This includes seeking people whose ideas & talents complement our own, as well as the individuals or groups we think might help us with their creation & implementation. In working together, we accomplish much more than we would alone. By doing this, we place our trust in the organizing power of the universe, knowing it can bring the right people to us in the most unexpected ways. By taking these steps, we’re doing our best to share our inspired visions with the world & nurture them into manifestation.

Think carefully about what makes you feel happy. What gives you energy? Is it the sun? Try removing your curtains for a season to allow for a sunlit drenched room. You might be surprised at how differently this particular room now feels & also how you begin to use it in ways you never thought abut previously. Not only will you become more energized, but ideas will begin to flow, inspiring you in ways you never imagined. Whether it’s a love of art, architecture, gardening, pottery or painting, taking time to implement it into your routine will invigorate, inspire and renew. Remember: it doesn’t have to be BIG, only begun. For some instant booty-shakin’ inspiration, give this little diddy a listen and remember to have fun! Sometimes you don’t know what you’ll get when a Lamb sings and tries to do the watusi at the same time.

For some design inspiration, peruse some of these wonderfully talented artists’ work:

Interior Designer / Prop & Set Style Guru Marcus Hay’s Fluff-n-Stuff

The eternally happy Artist D Byron Patterson’s Lamby Lambpants and Friends

Former Prop, Interior & Tabletop Styling maven and artist Michele Michael’s Elephant Props

Brooklyn-based writer, Grace Bonney’s Design Sponge

Comedian, Writer, Performer, Stylist & Interior Decor Doctor, PJ Mehaffey’s Blog-a-Dazzle

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All the Decorating in the World Can’t Hide an Architectural Flaw.

You may be feeling an appreciation for your uniqueness and find it easy to come up with innovative solutions to problems, or you could simply feel inspired about the qualities that set you apart from others. In order to honor this new mind-set, you may want to try experimenting with methods of self-expression. You could spend some time writing, painting, or even enrolling in some dance lessons. Simply close your eyes and call up a vision of yourself in your mind’s eye. Imagine brilliantly colored energy flowing from the universe into you. Make this energy any color that inspires you, and feel it filling you with joy, lifting your spirits, and awakening your creativity. Now surround yourself with this color.

As we honor our individuals uniqueness, we connect more deeply with our authentic selves & awaken our creative spirit. While we may often feel too busy or distracted to spend time honoring our uniqueness, making an effort to do so can enrich our lives beyond measure. As we take time to express ourselves creatively & honor our authentic selves, we begin to experience our lives in a more meaningful and profound way. We’re able to engage more deeply in each moment, grow further into ourselves as individuals, and share more of ourselves with others. As in architecture, all the decorating in the world can not hide a structural flaw, by beginning to follow the urgings of your heart & honoring your uniqueness, you can awaken your authentic self and begin to express the true beauty of your spirit.

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What Have you Left?

Physical space acts like a sponge, absorbing the radiance of all who pass through. And, more likely than not, the spaces we move through each day have seen many people come and go. We have no way of knowing whether the energy footprints left behind by those who preceded us will invigorate, or drain us. Yet, we can control the energy footprint we leave behind for others. In blessing each space we enter, we orchestrate a subtle energy shift that affects not only our own experiences in that space, but also the experiences of the individuals who enter the space after us. While we may never see the effects our blessing has had, we can take comfort in the fact that we have provided grace for those that follow.

When you bless a room, or an entire building, you leave a powerful message of love and light for all those who will come after. Your blessings thus have myriad effects on the environments through which you pass. Old, stagnant energy is cleared, creating a vacuum into which fresh and invigorating energy can freely flow. The space is thus rendered harmonious and nourishing, and it becomes a hub from which positive feelings are transmitted. Intent is the key component of the blessings you leave in your physical wake. If your intent involves using your own consciousness as a tool for selflessly spreading grace, your blessings will never go awry. Whether you feel more comfortable performing a solo blessing, or prefer to call upon your spirit guides for assistance, visualize each space you enter becoming free of toxins, chaos & negativity as you speak your blessing. Then imagine the resultant emptiness being replaced by pure, healing white light and loving energy. Even a quick mindful thought of love can bless a space.

This type of blessing is cumulative & will grow each time you bestow it. Try leaving your footprint by blessing every home, business, and office you visit for an entire week and observe the effects of your goodwill. Your affirmative energy footprint will help brighten your day as you contemplate your blessing’s future impact on your siblings in humanity and your environment.

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Style is a simple way to say complicated things.

Modern Monday on eyewash features this minimal bathroom.

Modern Monday on eyewash features this minimal bathroom.

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Just Another Mod Monday.

Just Another Mod Monday.

Less is more. – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

It's Modern Monday on eyewash. Join the conversation!

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25 February, 2013 · 21:17