It’s cold out there and our fireplaces become key to winter comfort. We open the flue, turn on the gas and light a match. That’s all there’s to it, right? Maybe not. Read on for useful info on how to get the most burn for your buck:
It’s 01 10 10 – pretty cool in many ways on this frigid January day.
Are you resolving to keep your resolutions? Good for you! Why not begin by considering your immediate surroundings, your personal environment aesthetic.
You are surrounded by what you’ve built in your life. Your collections, purchases, heirlooms, and furnishings. How does it feel when you walk into each room? Would you like it to be different or improved? Change can be exciting and scary at the same time. Think about your personal environment today and the aesthetic therein. Is it all you want it to be?
A kitchen I visited recently was decorated nicely and had loads of open space between walls of cabinets. The owner and I talked about a rolling worktable and in sourcing I found a great site to explore kitchen islands. New technology is bringing these workhorses well into the 21st century with Rubika’s newest design by Lodovico:
Quoting their site: “A sink is tucked beneath the prep surface, plate racks are hidden in a pull-out drawer, and a cooktop is concealed under the table top. Little spaces appear here and there in mysterious fashion, like some enchanted box a magician might use to cut up an assistant and rearrange her parts. If Rubika does work, surely cooks will need to change their paradigm of what constitutes a kitchen, but we should all pay attention to Rubika’s underlying idea that less is more.”
I read this morning the quote I’ve seen before but had forgotten:
Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.
What a cool way to start the day. I wish you many breathtaking moments today.
If you want to give yourself many such moments, visit a national park. Here are some photos I took at Yellowstone National Park: