Even in day-to-day life, sustainability matters.  Sustainability is about meeting "the demands of today's population without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs for many years."  (3)

When thinking about the concept "Sustainability", “r...

"Choice" architecture is not a Generation X throwback to eighties California valley-girl lingo.  "Choice Architecture" is about intentionally designing the types of spaces that nudge users into making better choices for well-being.

Koen Steemers, Pro...

Emma is a good person.  She drives a Prius.  She totes her pottery mug to the coffee shop.  She juices organic carrots from Costco. She yogas in Cabo.  Emma wants to move to the Okanagan after selling her over-priced house on the coast.  To take a break from the mold....

The beautiful visuals in our physical spaces are therapeutic.   Natural elements in design and architecture influence our well-being more than we realize.  

We may have noticed this already when we experience a lack of energy in d...

Wabi Sabi isn’t defined neatly.

Wabi sabi is the achievable, beautiful, unburdened, anti-perfect.

Wabi Sabi cannot be found in Botox, heavy make-up, smart phones, simulated wood. It is not the neat plaid lawns punctuated by weird, tombstone-like landscape features....

Simple adjustments within our home can renovate us, in unexpected ways. But, are we seeing our home for what it is?  Can we see our home for what it is? What vibes or ambience is our home sending?  And what is umwelt?

Unseen Umwelts

The biological con...

Coastal British Columbians spend loads of money on a house.  Then spend most of the day working for it.   Then spend money to recover from work.  Then escape from home to a yearly vacation.  But, what would make Home the healing destination, somewhere to go to restore?...

Learn how designers use an "outside" pair of eyes in order to magnetize a dwelling, creating an experience of therapeutic anticipation of Home.

In our "How Home Heals" series we've discussed the experience of Home through sight, touch, taste, hearing, and...

Home is “a way of organizing space in our minds"(1) .

It's not just Homebodies who are Home-Minded! 

Subtle ‘background emotions’ permeate every home. Neurologist Antonio Damasio explains: "These background emotions…are about keeping track of ourselves...Feelings fo...

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