a Danish term defined as “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being
Flickering candle light, well-worn and patched sweaters, the whistle of a boiling kettle and the woodsy smell of fresh cut greens; appreciation for the luminous parts of your home are what encompass the word. So in the darkest nights at the start of winter the urge to find comfort and warmth in the life we have built for ourselves pulls strongest. We implore you to find simple pleasures that are easily overlooked, yet when taken in slowly and with the intentional observation that comes with the pensive nature of the dwindling year, these minute details become rich and fulfilling. Although only shortlisted for Oxford Dictionaries 2016 Word of the Year, we intend to indulge heavily in this phrase and style of living for the coming months.
And hand in hand with that sense of comfort goes our desire to find and create light. The soft glow of Christmas lights adorning homes throughout the city spills pools of light through the long winter nights. Drive through any neighbourhood of the city to find this shared joy, this kindness that neighbours do for one another to share cheer with strangers, to bring light where there was none.
Desire less, appreciate the brilliance in what you already have - we hope that this holiday season brings you ‘hygge’.
From all of us here at Design Majeur, may your days be merry and bright.