New Year, New You

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New year, new you. It’s a phrase we hear far too many times every January, as millions of people are bombarded with ads targeting drastic transformation of their lives.

Personal growth experts advise against setting major new year’s resolutions, and instead focusing on simpler and more specific ones that you’ll be more likely to achieve. Because while the pandemic means we might all be spending more time at home, that doesn’t mean we necessarily have more capacity to take on new challenges. In fact, we probably have less. Continue readingNew Year, New You

Meet ‘Niksen’, The Wellness Trend That That Allows Us To Do Nothing

Niksen: the New Wellness Trend

First there was hygge, the Danish concept that made staying in and getting cozy cool. Then there was lagom, the Swedish mindset of approaching life with an “everything in moderation” mindset. Unfortunately, that felt very middle-of-the-road for most people and who wants to admit that they want a bland and predictable life?

Now there’s another Northern European wellness trend that’s being embraced as a way to combat our increasingly busy and often stressful lives: niksen. The Dutch concept is as simple as, well, doing nothing. Continue readingMeet ‘Niksen’, The Wellness Trend That That Allows Us To Do Nothing

Design in 2017 Will be More Authentic

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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