Cleanse Your Home, Cleanse Your Mind

Keeping your home free of stagnant energy will help you live with lightness of being.

August is the fall of the summer, and autumn right around the corner. With luck, this summer you have spent countless hours bathing in sunlight, or adventuring in new territories. Now is the time to spend some time inside your home, take a look around, and begin to cleanse all the corners and surfaces to ready yourself for the last third of the year. Having a clean and pure living environment is clinically proven to increase brain activity, calm your nerves, and improve overall productivity.

Minimalist Living
Minimalist Living
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 Clearing Clutter

Clean and Minimalist
Clean and Minimalist
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The first step to minimizing clutter, and maximizing peaceful, clean energy in your environment, is to discard any of the following items from your surfaces and drawers.

  • Old Magazines + Newspapers  – If you have stacks of old magazines and newspapers lying around your coffee tables or bookshelves, toss them into the recycling, and clear space for new projects and books!
  • Receipts + Bills + Documents – Have you already logged or filed necessary information from any receipts, bills, or documents you’ve been saving on your desk or in your kitchen drawers? Throw them all into the recycling bin! Anything that you truly need to save for your personal files or taxes should be neatly organized and placed in a file folder or cabinet.
  • Clothing – Take a long, hard look inside your closet, boudoir, or dresser, and remove anything you haven’t been wearing regularly (seasonal clothes aside).
  • Books – Do you have stacks of books that you have already read? Pick your top three, and donate the rest. Trade collections with your best friend, create a neighborhood “Take One, Leave One” bin, or find a coffeeshop with a bookshelf and leave them for someone else!
  • Medicine + Vitamins – Check the expiration date on all of your bottled medicines an supplements, and discard anything old, or anything that you are no longer in need of.
  • Makeup + Perfume – Cosmetics and toiletries expire also, and usually aren’t of the same quality after spending too much time laying around in a drawer. Go through everything an toss out those mostly empty compacts of powder or dried up mascaras!
  • Jewelry – If you aren’t going to invest in basic jewelry pliers or a small repair kit, it’s time to discard all the broken jewelry that you have cluttering up your drawers.
  • Old or Unused Electronics – Do you have a drawer for old cables, phone chargers, cell phones, or any other obsolete electronics? Get rid of all of that! Donate to your local Goodwill.

 

Setting Intentions

Creating an Altar
Creating an Altar
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Fire Elements
Fire Elements
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It is of utmost important to the balance of your mind and your home to dedicate an area of your space to setting intentions. Find a coffee table, bookshelf, or atop your mantle to place powerful items of significance, peace, abundance, and prosperity.  Here are some things you can get started with:

  • An Altar Cloth sets the foundation for the space you are creating, reflecting all that is within you.
  • Salt is an important ingredient to place in a bowl on your altar, as it is protective, purifying, and represents the Earth’s energy.
  • A Chalice represents the Mother Goddess, or divine feminine energy, and is used to hold ceremonial drink, or salt water.
  • A Wand can be made from any organic material, and is used to direct and channel energies in and around you.
  • Candles are used to invoke and hold the power of each cardinal point, and are used to balance the masculine and feminine energies.
  • Bells or Singing Bowls call upon healing energies on your altar, clearing any stagnant energy, and can signify the beginning and ending of your personal practices or rituals
  • Powerful Stones like crystals and minerals each vibrate at their own frequency, and hold unique significance than can represent different feelings, intentions, and affirmations you would like to focus on.

 

Homes that Feel Cleansed

Organization Inspiration
Organization Inspiration
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Clean, Open, Pure
Clean, Open, Pure
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Warm and Zen
Warm and Zen
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Bright and Earthy
Bright and Earthy
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How to Decorate Large Rooms

When designing the interior decoration of a larger space, it is important for the room to feel cozy, while maintaining the flow of openness. Here are some tips on making a large room have the perfect balance!

 

Large Room, Large Furniture

Depending on the shape of the room, or where windows are placed, you may easily divide up areas of a larger room with and L-shaped sectional. In addition, you may even compliment your sectional or sofa with an oversized ottoman.

Oversized Ottomans
Oversized Ottomans
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Dividing with Sectionals
Dividing with Sectionals
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Sectionals and Earthy Centerpieces
Sectionals and Earthy Centerpieces
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Moon-shaped Sectional
Moon-shaped Sectional
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Area Rugs

The perfect way to create environments for lounging in a larger room are to align your furniture atop an area rug. Use the rug to define the borders of a particular zone for sitting or laying.

Coastal Blues
Coastal Blues
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Area Rugs and House Plants
Area Rugs and House Plants
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Chaise and Area Rugs
Chaise and Area Rugs
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Creating Spaces
Creating Spaces
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Making a Large Room Cozy
Making a Large Room Cozy
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Cairo Rug by Bunglo
Cairo Rug by Bunglo
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Day Beds

Placing a day bed or chaise lounge chair in the center of a large room can be the perfect divider between different areas. If your living room and dining room are conencted in the same large space, separate them with the bold placement of a larger piece of furniture.

Hanging Day Bed
Hanging Day Bed
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Day Bed to Divide
Day Bed to Divide
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Twin Chaises
Twin Chaises
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Ottomans, Area Rugs, and Day Beds
Ottomans, Area Rugs, and Day Beds
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Japanese Screens

A wooden or paper Japanese screen can be used for shade, privacy, or be a means to section off different areas within a larger space. Create a reading nook, or separate your dining area from the main living space by placing a screen between the two environments.

Privacy Screens
Privacy Screens
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Delicate Divider
Delicate Divider
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Vintage Screens
Vintage Screens
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Modern Screens
Modern Screens
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Accent Walls

If you’d like to tone down the openness of a large room, or simply give it a little warmth and character, try adding an accent wall showcasing your favorite pigment. Use a color that is calming and comforting, but makes a statement nonetheless.

Deep Accents
Deep Accents
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Floral Accents
Floral Accents
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Teal Accents
Teal Accents
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Marble Accents
Marble Accents
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Incorporate Tall House Plants

A perfect way to fill a large room with warm, earthy energy is to place taller house plants along the edges of your furniture, in corners, or on side tables. Try a potted ficus tree, a majesty palm, or Madagascar palm to fill out your environment with forest vibes.

Exotic Elements
Exotic Accent
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Earth Tones
Earth Tones
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Jungle Entryway
Jungle Entryway
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A Brief History of Feng Shui

One of the Five Arts of Chinese Metaphysics, fen shui, or wind-water, is a ancient traditional belief system that guides and governs the energy forces within architectural structures.

Closely linked to Taoism, feng shui practice discusses the arrangement within architecture in terms of  the “invisible forces that bind the universe, earth, and humanity together, known as qi. In traditional Chinese culture, qi is believed to be the vital force, life force, energy flow, or material energy forming part of every living entity. Qi, in relation to feng shui, includes the orientation of a structure, its age, and its interaction with the surrounding environment, including the local microclimates, the slope of the land, vegetation, and soil quality.

The use of feng shui is dated back as far as 5000 BC to the Yangshao people that lived along the Yangtze River in China. Between 4700 BC and 2900 BC, the Hongshan people in Northeast China, who interacted with the Yangshao, adopted feng shui into their culture. Before the magnetic compass, feng shui relied on cosmography to set the orientation of structures. Early Chinese astronomers utilized a gnomon, or the part of a sundial that casts the shadow, as the first instrument to use circumpolar stars to determine the north-south axis of settlements. Rituals for using a feng shui instrument required a diviner to examine current sky phenomena to set the device and adjust their position in relation to the device. The magnetic compass was in fact originally invented by the Han Dynasty for the purpose of divination and feng shui.

In Western civilization, feng shui has become widespread, and is commonly utilized in interior design and architecture.

Bagua

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In Yaodian, the cardinal directions are determined by the marker-stars of the mega-constellations known as the Four Celestial Animals:

East: The Azure Dragon (Spring equinox)—Niao (Bird 鳥), α Scorpionis
South: The Vermilion Bird (Summer solstice)—Huo (Fire 火), α Hydrae
West: The White Tiger (Autumn equinox)—Mǎo (Hair 毛), η Tauri (the Pleiades)
North: The Black Tortoise (Winter solstice)—Xū (Emptiness, Void 虛), α Aquarii, β Aquarii

You can use the bagua diagram in your own home, by using a compass, or the compass app on your phone, to check how you have intuitively placed things around your home, and re-arrange accordingly. Using the bagua diagram can, if anything, be an excellent way to decorate and arrange parts your home with intention!

 

Quick Tips for Feng Shui in a Modern Home

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Wanderlust Destination: Chandigarh, India

Chandigarh, India is a time capsule of Mid-Century Modern architecture nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas.

In 2016, the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, making these incredible modern buildings an unmissable wonder. In Chandigarh, India, you won’t find an ancient city, or any British colonial buildings. Chandigarh was one of India’s first planned cities, created by the Chandigarh Capital Project Team, and led by Swiss architect, Charles Edouard Corbusier (Le Corbusier). As a marvelous result, Chandigarh is a urban zone that feels both futuristic and retro.  The flawless geometrical outline mirrors the engineering virtuoso of the organizers of the city, Albert Mayer and Mathew Novicki. Chandigarh is a vacation destination with a modern business focus.

In India, most of the cities are planned and created solely for automobiles, so a sidewalk is an immense luxury. In Chandigarh, there are plentiful pedestrian walkways where you may safely stroll, a perfect means to pleasantly meander local streets by foot. Take a quick walk with us through this modernist haven!

 

Chandigarh India High Court
Chandigarh India High Court
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Technicolor
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Modern Columns
Modern Columns
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Brutalist Modern
Brutalist Modern
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Labyrinthine Grid
Labyrinthine Grid
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Space Age Columns
Space Age Columns
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Futurist Palette
Futurist Palette
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Grand Auditorium
Grand Auditorium
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Assembly Palace
Assembly Palace
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Mid-Century Sea Palette

Mid-Century Sea Palette

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Minimalist Meeting Area
Minimalist Meeting Area
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The Hand

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Hovering Terrace
Hovering Terrace
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Smooth Brutalist
Smooth Brutalist
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Punjabi Modern
Punjabi Modern
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Modern Halls
Modern Halls
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Auditorium Panorama
Auditorium Panorama
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Neelam Cinema
Neelam Cinema
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The Icon of the City
The Icon of the City
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Aditya Prakash Architecture
Aditya Prakash Architecture
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Edmund Sumner Photography
Edmund Sumner Photography
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Teal and Gray
Teal and Gray
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Modernist Lines
Modernist Lines
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Chandigarh Brutalist Modern
Chandigarh Brutalist Modern
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Chandigarh Gardens
Chandigarh Gardens
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Punjabi Pinks
Punjabi Pinks
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Chandigarh Rock Gardens
Chandigarh Rock Gardens
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High Court, Lucien Herve, 1955
High Court, Lucien Herve, 1955
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If you enjoyed your virtual wanderings through Chandigarh, check out our Wanderlust Destination in Chiang Mai, Thailand!

Indigo Pillows for a Midsummer Mood

Indigo is the “peace that surpasses all understanding,” being protective, benevolent, gentle, and cooling. It governs our higher psychic activities, insight, wisdom, and assists us in navigating deep changes.

It relates to the third eye, where the pituitary gland is located. Indigo relates to self responsibility of one’s own life, to following the soul’s path, and trusting one’s own intuition. It inspires the ability to see things from a ‘higher’ viewpoint rather than purely for satisfaction of the ego or one’s material comfort. In indigo, we feel a resonant sense of unity and clarity. Indigo relates to self-expression through speech and communication, and is the very essence of truth and purpose.

Indigo dye is among the oldest to be used for dying textiles and making prints, and was first documented in history as being used in Huaca Prieta, Peru. Since its discovery, indigo dye has been used in the ancient civilizations of Japan, India and Southeast Asian countries, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Iran, and Africa.

The color indigo is named after the indigo dye derived from the plant Indigofera tinctoria and related species.  Indigofera tinctoria, also called true indigo, has been naturalized to be cultivated in tropical areas of Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Since it is a legume, it is also widely used as a soil-improving ground cover, and is rotated into fields similarly to alfalfa and other beans. Dye is obtained through processing the leaves through fermentation.

Vintage Pillow No. 31
Vintage Pillow No. 31
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Indigo + Turquoise Glamour Pillow
Indigo + Turquoise Glamour Pillow
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Jade Tree Modern Pillow
Jade Tree Modern Pillow
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Blue Willow by Bunglo
Blue Willow by Bunglo
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Blue Tangier by Bunglo
Blue Tangier by Bunglo
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Port au Prince Modern Pillow
Port au Prince Modern Pillow
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Midnight Pine Modern Pillow
Midnight Pine Modern Pillow
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Hmong Indigo Batik Pillow
Hmong Indigo Batik Pillow
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Vintage African Indigo Pillow
Vintage African Indigo Pillow
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Silk Velvet Indigo by Kevin O'Brien
Silk Velvet Indigo by Kevin O’Brien
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Dyed Indigo Euro Sham
Dyed Indigo Euro Sham
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Lavender Spa Pillow in Indigo
Lavender Spa Pillow in Indigo
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Indigo Denim Mudcloth
Indigo Denim Mudcloth
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Indigo Ikat Pillow
Indigo Ikat Pillow
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Vintage Indigo Hmong Batik Pillow
Vintage Indigo Hmong Batik Pillow
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Turkish Modern Pillows by Bunglo

This summer we are so excited to present a new line of woven pillows handmade from vintage Turkish rugs. Each design is one hundred percent unique, finished with a cotton backing and zipper. These pillows pair perfectly with our signature bunglo pillows for an eclectic, boho look.

Check out the lovely array of vintage Turkish pillows below, and let us know what you think!

Vintage Pillow No. 13
Vintage Pillow No. 13
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Vintage Pillow No. 15
Vintage Pillow No. 15
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Vintage Pillow No. 10
Vintage Pillow No. 10
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Vintage Pillow No. 12
Vintage Pillow No. 12
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Vintage Pillow No. 19
Vintage Pillow No. 19
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Vintage Pillow No. 11
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Vintage Pillow No. 3
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Vintage Pillow No. 30
Vintage Pillow No. 30
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Vintage Pillow No. 14
Vintage Pillow No. 14
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Vintage Pillow No. 31
Vintage Pillow No. 31
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Vintage Pillow No. 21
Vintage Pillow No. 21
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Vintage Pillows No. 32
Vintage Pillows No. 32
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Vintage Pillow No. 9
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Vintage Pillow No. 4
Vintage Pillow No. 4
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Vintage Pillow No. 8
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Vintage Pillow No. 29
Vintage Pillow No. 29
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Vintage Pillow No. 6
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Vintage Pillow No. 5
Vintage Pillow No. 5
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Vintage Pillows No. 20
Vintage Pillows No. 20
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Vintage Pillow No. 28
Vintage Pillow No. 28
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Vintage Pillow No. 32
Vintage Pillow No. 32
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Vintage Pillow No. 26
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Vintage Pillow No. 24
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Vintage Pillow No. 22
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Vintage Pillow No. 16
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Vintage Pillow No. 1
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Vintage Pillow No. 18
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Beginning the Week with Intention

The start of the week is an opportunity to renew and revitalize your energy.

In ways, the beginning of the week is a kind of rebirth of your sense of self, resolutions, dreams, and responsibilities. Cultivating a drive to revive your inspiration and stimulate your creative forces can be done simply through formulating a ritual.

Whether you commute to your place of employment, or work from home, begin your week by taking 30 minutes to an hour to fully dedicate to setting an intention, and engaging in a form of mindfulness practice.

Dalai Lama

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Mindfulness Practice

Meditation is not an easy practice for a busy mind, but it can do wonders for the health of your mind and body. You can begin meditation with a simple breathing exercise using your hands, creating a space for concentration and grounding.

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Begin by taking a seat somewhere peaceful. Light a candle, or burn some palo santo, create an environment that makes you feel warm and comfortable. Cross one leg over the other, and begin to align your spine. Imagine each vertebrae perfectly stacked on top of one another, keeping a long neck, slightly dropping the chin, and lifting tall through the crown of your head.

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Hand Counting Pranayama is an ancient Indian ritual used to engage the mind in meditation. Closing your eyes, stack your hands together on your lap, with the dominant hand on top. With an open palm, and use your thumb to draw a spiral, counting each joint of your fingers until you have completed 12 deep, rhythmic breaths. If you break concentration and lose count, begin again. Bring your mind’s awareness entirely to the 12 cycle spiral of breath.
Inhale deeply through your nose, opening the back of the throat to a point of making a course, audible breath. Envision the air flowing into your body and circulating like blood does within your veins. Exhale through your nose, until all the air has been expended fully. Repeat these deep cycles of breath while completing the 12 count spiral on your hand, as many times as it takes to feel completely relaxed and centered.  Become completely still and aware of the present moment.

Mindfulness

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Once you feel really connected to your breath, and have quietness of the mind, you can begin visualizing all that you wish to transcend or achieve in the following week. Maintaining your lightness of being, keep your mind away from negative thoughts and energy. Only allow your focus to be on tangible, positive notions.

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Find Your Flow

Formulate positive affirmations to support the success of all that you do. After reflection, begin writing your affirmations and revelations in a  journal. Carry confidence with you to your next task, and next meal. Make each household chore a time for quiet contemplation, each movement becoming a motion of zen. The next time you eat, concentrate fully on each bite of food you take, chewing slowing, savoring every flavor, and feeling gratitude for the nutrients you are taking into your body.

Release all resistance to the natural flow of the day. This means being gentle and patient with yourself, listening to your body and its needs, and releasing control over matters that are not directly within your grasp to navigate. Take care of tasks that are your responsibility to complete, and allow anything else to flow towards you. Remember that what you seek, is seeking you. The positive things that are of real necessity in your life will inevitable cross your path. Walk with openness and lightness of being!

 

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Backyard DIY Projects: Glass Bottles

Upcycling, or creative repurposing, is the process of transforming used and discarded materials into products or projects for better environmental use and better quality.

By upcycling, you prevent wasting potentially useful materials, therefore reducing the consumption of new raw materials when creating new products. Reducing the use of new raw materials can result in a reduction of energy usage, air pollution, water pollution and even greenhouse gas emissions. The major environmental impact of glass production is the atmospheric emissions from melting activities. The combustion of natural gas or fuel oil, and the decomposition of raw materials during the melting, lead to the emission of carbon dioxide.

Glass bottles are already a brilliantly constructed work of art. Both their smooth, oblong shape, and array of colors make them a prime candidate for upcycling in your own home. When they go in the recycling bin, or often the trash, it is common for them to shatter and become useless for anything other than being melted down. It’s a shame to let such a beautiful sculpture go to waste! Imagine the possibilities of using beautiful blue hues of glass, or serene greens to create a privacy wall, outdoor shower, garden bed, or simple a lantern to hang a candle.

Check out these immensely creative and extraordinay applications of glass upcycling. Some are more complex and require a bit more knowledge of construction, and some that can be simply constructed in a weekend!

Breathtaking Structures

 

Garden Portal
Garden Portal
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Backyard Pagoda Lounge
Backyard Pagoda Lounge
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Earth Ship Wall
Earth Ship Wall
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Glass Bottle Gabion Wall
Glass Bottle Gabion Wall
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Backyard Art Studio, New Zealand
Backyard Art Studio, New Zealand
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Cottage Bathroom Inspiration
Cottage Bathroom Inspiration
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Portal to the Backyard
Portal to the Backyard
Stunning Covered Patio Ceiling
Stunning Covered Patio Ceiling
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Glass Bottle Backyard Oasis
Glass Bottle Backyard Oasis in Deep Ellum, Texas
Glass Bottle Greenhouse
Glass Bottle Greenhouse
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Bottle Cottage

Bottle Cottage

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Backyard Shower Dome
Backyard Shower Dome
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Outdoor Shower Dreams
Outdoor Shower Dreams
Stained Glass Effect
Stained Glass Effect
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Earthy Glass Bottle Wall
Earthy Glass Bottle Wall
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Market Hall Altenrhein Switzerland, designed by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
Market Hall Altenrhein Switzerland, designed by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser
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Creative Patterns
Creative Patterns
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An Array of Shapes and Colors
An Array of Shapes and Colors
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Outdoor Bar
Outdoor Bar
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Bottle Temple in Eastern Thailand
Bottle Temple in Eastern Thailand
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Simpler Designs

How to Begin
How to Begin
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Ocean Shades
Ocean Shades
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Bottle Garden Bed
Bottle Garden Bed
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Ornate Doorways
Ornate Doorways
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Colorful Decorative Wall
Colorful Decorative Wall
Simple Wine Bottle Shelf
Simple Wine Bottle Shelf
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Hanging Lantern Inspiration
Hanging Lantern Inspiration
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Suspended Candles
Suspended Candles
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Wine Bottle Chair
Wine Bottle Chair
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Glass Bottle Cutting Tutorial!

 

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Poolside Collection by Bunglo

Just in time for summer, our luxurious Poolside Collection was inspired by long, lavish days spent by the pool at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles.

The dreamy “Pink Palace” is the ultimate beacon of timeless allure in Los Angeles, and has been the place to see and be seen for over a century. With an unforgettable fusion of vintage glamour and modern luxury, we hope to sweep you away with the same soft hues.  Adorn your outdoor spaces with elegance and style, make every area of your environment inviting. Surround yourself with fresh fruit and flowers, modern bohemian patterns, and a dreamy summer color palette. Setting your table and outdoor spaces with intention will ensure you’re sent into the season with panache.

Enjoy taking a tour through our new summer collection, and feel inspired to create your outdoor oasis this summer!

Nakuru

Brunch Dreams
Brunch Dreams
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Nakuru Table Setting
Nakuru Table Setting
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Nakuru Napkins
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Soft Blush Hues
Soft Blush Hues
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Beverly Hills Style
Beverly Hills Style
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Nakuru Outdoor Pillow
Nakuru Outdoor Pillow
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Merlo

Merlo Table Setting
Merlo Table Setting
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Merlo Linens
Merlo Linens
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Merlo Brunch
Merlo Brunch
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Merlo Organic Placemats
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Merlo Outdoor Pillow
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Emerald

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Emerald Organic Napkins
Emerald Organic Napkins
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Emerald Brunch
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Emerald Organic Table Settings
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Emerald Organic Placemats
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Emerald Outdoor Pillow
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Poolside Dreams

Dreamy Blush Poolside
Dreamy Blush Poolside
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Nakuru, Merlo, and Emerald
Nakuru, Merlo, and Emerald
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Poolside Collection Tabletop
Poolside Collection Organic Tabletop
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Summertime by Bunglo

Summertime is here, and it feels so good.  It’s the season to spend time alongside water, beneath the sun, and in the shade of trees.

Setup that hammock you bought last season, and cover it in throw pillows. Host a cookout in the backyard, or the neighborhood park. When the weather is warm, it is the time to bring people together to share a meal, cool cocktails, or simply relax beside the water.

Step away from your computer or television, and learn a new sport or outdoor activity.Change your lifestyle to be one centered around wellness and fitness, so that you will feel healthy and renewed. Finally take those tennis lessons, or get a membership at the new rock climbing gym in town. Get yourself out of the house and undertake a new project or adventure, even if it is in your backyard!

Just in time for summer, we have some gorgeous new designs for you to be surrounded by soothing shades, to make you feel cool and light.

Summertime by Bunglo
Summertime by Bunglo
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Poolside Collection

Poolside Style
Poolside Style
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Merlo Outdoor Pillow
Merlo Outdoor Pillow
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Emerald Outdoor Pillow
Emerald Outdoor Pillow
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Nakuru Outdoor Pillow
Nakuru Outdoor Pillow
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Poolside Collection Tabletop
Poolside Collection Tabletop
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Nomadic Treasures

Thai Gold Summer Dress
Thai “Gold” Summer Dress
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Thai Evergreen Dress
Thai Evergreen Dress
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Thai "Palo Santo" Dress
Thai “Palo Santo” Dress
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Thai "Desert" Dress
Thai “Desert” Dress
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Vintage Pillows
Vintage Pillows
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Woven pillows handmade from vintage turkish rugs
Woven pillows handmade from vintage turkish rugs
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Violet Vintage Woven Pillows
Violet Vintage Woven Pillows
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Eclectic + Boho + Vintage
Eclectic + Boho + Vintage
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Turkish Rugs Made into Pillows
Turkish Rugs Made into Pillows
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Bunglo Summer Style

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Lola Lounge Chair
Lola Lounge Chair
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Mid Century Pop Modern Pillows
Mid Century Pop Modern Pillows
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Vista Modern Pillows
Vista Modern Pillows
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Rose Jade Modern Pillows
Rose Jade Modern Pillows
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Casablanca Modern Pillows
Casablanca Modern Pillows
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La Pampa Modern Pillows
La Pampa Modern Pillows
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Check out some Backyard DIY Projects to get yourself out of the house, to feel productive and creative!