Inspirations for the well-traveled life and home

How your interior and decor can affect your mood - Art Andina

How your interior and decor can affect your mood

  A clear mind starts with a clear space. Did you ever feel like you couldn’t get any work done in a room full of clutter? And did you notice how after cleaning and organizing a space to your own taste, your mood suddenly lifted?  This feeling we almost all share comes stems from our childhood, when building forts or collecting plushies was a way to claim our space and make it into the safe haven it should be. As an adult, it is now your entire home that is your private space, your refuge to rest and recharge. According...

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Hygge - The cozy lifestyle for a happy mind - Art Andina

Hygge - The cozy lifestyle for a happy mind

  The day was cold and you’re happy to be home. The last rays of sunshine are peaking through the window, bringing a warm and welcoming orange hue to your living room. You’re sitting down all cosied up in your couch, in front of the fire (real or on your TV, nobody’s judging) under a fuzzy blanket with a comforting cup of bergamot tea. The sweet aroma of vanilla if floating around the room thanks to the scented candle you lit up. You’re present, here and now, in this cocoon of comfort and it just feels perfect. THIS is Hygge,...

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Eco-friendly and ethical fashion gift ideas - Art Andina

Eco-friendly and ethical fashion gift ideas

  The Holiday season is coming up: the Christmas lights and decoration, the excitement of children around you and Mariah Carey’s “All I want for Christmas is you” blasting in every store you go to. But most importantly, the question we ask ourselves each year: what’s a good gift to offer this Holiday season?   In today’s world, and in the shift in common consciousness on environmental and ethical issues, a more precise question arrises: how can I show my love and offer gifts to my loved ones in an ethical and sustainable manner?      Well, there is a solution:...

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5 tips on how to avoid fast fashion - Art Andina

5 tips on how to avoid fast fashion

In today’s world, one buying habit has surpassed all others: overconsumption. Whether it’s for food, which we produce endlessly only to waste a good part of it, or for clothing with fast fashion, our consumerism model is shaped to buy and consume more and more. The reasons behind this are the quick response supply chain, very clever marketing techniques, and most recently, the overuse of social media. Fast fashion clothing has become very accessible to many and trends are fast changing, its production has doubled in the last 20 years. Fast fashion brands such as Zara or H&M can release...

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