It’s Time to Disconnect

It's Time to Disconnect | KitchAnn Style

Chances are your smartphone is within arm’s reach right now, if you’re not already using it to read this.

We’re spending more time than ever on our digital devices—did you know the average employee checks 40 websites a day, switching activities 37 times an hour, changing tasks every two minutes.? With the flood of incoming texts, emails, calls, and push notifications, it’s rare if our screens stay dark for more than a moment.

The negative psychological, social and physical impacts are real. If this sounds familiar …it’s time for a change. It’s time for a Digital Detox! Disconnect to reconnect!

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More Upcycled Lighting

Moerkey Recycled Lighting | KitchAnn Style
If you follow my social media feeds you may recall I found a collection of old keys not too long ago. I didn’t want to throw them away because I know my grandfather collected most of them. This week I’m so happy to be able to say I found some inspiration.

Australian artist Michael Moerkey (or Moerkey) creates balls, bowls and other artistic sculptures with discarded keys and coins. Continue readingMore Upcycled Lighting

Design in 2017 Will be More Authentic

Modern dark Farmhouse | KitchAnn Style
As we look in the rear view mirror at 2016 we greet 2017 with the desire to reboot, reprioritize and seek authenticity.

PANTONE understood these needs when they selected Greenery as the Color of the Year for 2017. According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, Greenery “symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.” Continue readingDesign in 2017 Will be More Authentic