This column carries information related to what it takes to build a comfortable and safe home. It also includes general tips on creating a positive environment everywhere you go. It emphasizes the aspects which help us grow and makes us conscious of those which smother our progress and deflect our energy. Our direct surroundings reflect who we are and who we are is a reflection of all that surrounds us. Being and staying mindful is what helps us move along with ease.
V rubriki 'Okolje in Čuječnost' domujejo članki o tem, kako ustvariti prijeten bivalni prostor in okolje na sploh. Kaj so tiste stvari, ki nas dvigujejo in kaj tiste, ki nas dušijo. Vse, kar nas obdaja je odraz naše notranjosti, in naša notranjost je odraz vsega, kar nas obdaja. Čuječnost nam pomaga ohranjati lahkotnost življenja.
Today I'll be introducing you to my kitchen. For me that's a very important place to feel comfortable in, since food plays such an important role in our well-being. There's so much happiness in a nice kitchen; family gatherings, cooking with your boyfriend, making a cup of coffee for an old friend whom you haven't seen in ages, or just sitting on the kitchen counter, reading the morning papers and snacking on your favorite chocolate.
The first, most important thing is light. Lots of natural light creates a warm, pleasant atmosphere. But in the evening, a soft yellow light is what does the trick for me. Plus, warm light makes food look even more delicious! In the second place, my advice is to keep things minimalistic. Don't put every mug on display, and definitely don't store your food on the counter - that's just ew. You can put a bowl of fruit somewhere, but definitely not a sandwich. My rule number three is cleaning. Always clean up right after a meal - don't let dirty dishes pile up in the sink. Not only it smells terrible, but it also looks gross. Always make sure your kitchen looks spotless, that's great motivation to prepare yummy food!
Ok so here's some of the stuff I love to keep in my kitchen:
And also I'd like to show you this gorgeous light. It's a Slovenian design which belongs to a couple of young architects from the sixties Nives Kalin Vehovar and Franci vehovar. You can read all about it here and here.
It is also available at Kubus Interier, where you can find almost everything I have in my kitchen (yes, it is indeed my favorite interior design shop in Ljubljana).