Design of Slow Living
I have been diving into what elements we live in and how our environments affect our overall health. It is now becoming evident in mainstream thought that our diseases, illnesses and imbalances are caused by environmental stress.
The question is how do we change our internal and external environments to create healing and overall health and vitality in our mind, body and spirit. This has been the focus of my design work since moving to Costa Rica and discovering that one of my creative contributions to the world is in conscious interior design. I have since studied natural building design and construction methods, non toxic cleaning and insecticides to detoxify the home, crystal healing, space cleansing ceremonies with sound, smudge and intention and incorporating the elements to create sanctuary to connect with the earth even from a city apartment.
The result has been an homage to slow living which focused on slowing the pace of life to bring consciousness to our everyday experiences. I aim to create spaces where one feels calm and invigorated, inspired to cook themselves wholesome healing foods, cleanse their body and mind in self guided spa like experiences, fasting, detox and meditation. Each space inspires artistic expression and ceremonial vibrations.
My latest Healing Space project, Vida Despacio, is in Antigua, Guatemala. I chose this space for it's high ceilings, rustic finishes and large windows creating a pallet that captures the rustic Colonial charm of Antigua. Styled with all natural fiber traditional textiles, healing crystals, local hand made baskets, Art, candles and a plethora of houseplants in earthen pottery the space is sure to invoke a sense of tranquility.