“The awareness for our environment and wellbeing is growing. To cope with and heal from the pandemic there is a strong desire to be close to nature. The importance of the senses and a further movement towards sustainability will become more significant”
Have you noticed that the more we go through the challenges of the 21st century, the more we’re drawn to the healing power of nature? It's no surprise that being in nature can help us cope and find peace. And with this growing appreciation for the natural world, we're seeing a greater movement towards sustainability and a deeper connection to the planet, which here at Liga we’re loving to see. It’s time to get back to reflecting our revolutionary spirit & re-finding ourselves & our connection to nature again.
So in this blog we'll explore how these two seemingly unrelated things are actually intertwined with our innate human need to connect with nature. So sit back, relax, and get ready to learn about the groovy world of funghi and how it can help us find our way back to nature.
Travelling Back & Removing Excess Clutter
So let’s begin the trip down memory lane and indulge in the nostalgia of the 70’s by casting your mind’s eye to colour schemes of earthy browns and orange, curved edges, and soft geometric shapes. The era where spaces were made to be inviting, comforting, cosy. A time where the future seemed full of possibilities. For a while, the minimalist trend tried to simplify our lives by removing excess and clutter. But in doing so, we may have lost touch with our true selves and our connection to nature, so the question is, how do we get back to that nostalgic feeling of comfort which can be found back in the 70’s?
Adding Natural Elements
The last few years have certainly highlighted the importance of our senses in our overall wellbeing. With many of us spending more time indoors, we have become more attuned to the sights, sounds and smells of our immediate environment. The addition of natural elements, such as plants and funghi, can have a positive impact on our mental health and help create a sense of calm and tranquillity translating more organic, earthy iterations that fit with an increased interest in bringing the outside in.
At LIGA, we're dedicated to incorporating sustainability and natural elements into our designs, with the belief that being environmentally conscious doesn't mean sacrificing beauty and aesthetics. As we move forward, the significance of sustainability and our connection to nature is predicted to grow, as people become more aware of their environmental impact and seek out products and designs that align with their values.
Our Mushroom Tea Light Holder is just one example of how we can integrate sustainability and natural elements into our daily lives and homes. It's made from a brand new sustainable material derived from recycled sweetcorn husks, demonstrating how we can have both sustainability and beauty in our products, because why should we sacrifice one for the other.
So as we continue to grow and learn the importance of sustainability and our connection to nature will only continue to grow. Let’s take some inspiration from the 70’s style and embrace the whimsical elements of nature, creating living spaces that are both beautiful and environmentally conscious.