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Kartell is one of the names in the world of design loved worldwide! It is associated mainly with two Big Names:

1) The one is PLASTIC. Kartell was the first producer in the world that embraced such an innovative material as plastics and merged it with technology, always carrying a thought for great design, obtaining furnishings for the home with beautiful aesthetics and great functionality, with unique DNA.

2) The talented ANNA CASTELLI FERRIERE, who was among the first women to embrace the profession of architect in Italy, and who became a designer of international fame. In 1949, together with her husband, the engineer Giulio Castelli founded Kartell. She will be the Art Director from its beginning until 1987. Along with Ignazio Gardella, she has designed the building in Naviglio, at the gates of Milano city, where from 1967 until today is the headquarters of Kartell.

Tuesday, 08 December 2020 17:15

Interior Design > Awaiting for this Christmas 2020

Any idea how to decorate your home for this Christmas 2020?

I will share some thoughts on this matter. This year’s Christmas will be quite different since in many countries is the obligation to keep social distancing and are not allowed any big parties, making this year quite different from what we are used to. Nevertheless, there is still hope to feel great and happy celebrating by ourselves at home.

Wednesday, 02 December 2020 11:41

Fashion Inspiration > The Athleisure Style 2020

Interesting! Who would expect that during this craziness pandemic time we shall discover a new fashion style?! Well, it is not quite new, because hoodies, knitwear, sweatshirts, bike shirts, and sneakers we saw on runways and street style in the last couple of years at least, but this year 2020 became a trend and got a name - ATHLEISURE! Sounds fancy and trendy, just the way it should describe a fashion trend in the XXI century!

As we saw in detail from the previous chapters, each part of your home is responsible for one of the sectors of your life, but bathrooms, showers, and saunas in Feng Shui are seeing as some kind of “terrible evil” that “flushes away” the pure energy of Qi. That is why these areas are not recommended to be in the center of the house. Moreover, in many houses constructed following Feng Shui rules, these zones are placed usually at the end of a corridor at the north, leaving the south to the location of a living room and bedroom. 

This is a prejudice, taking its roots from ancient times when there were no toilets in the house. However, rich people were curated by many servants who were cleaning and taking out regularly, keeping intact the Feng Shui of the house. Thanks to the evolution of industry and technology, we have always managed to organize these areas keeping them clean and fresh, at least regarding its physical aspects. While from the Feng Shui point of view, it is also necessary for clearing out the Qi energy, eliminating negative and unclean areas.

One of the sectors that are highly protected is the Sector of Helpful People and Friends. This sector is responsible for bringing many useful alliances to life. Having the support and help of powerful and influential people is an absolute need for reaching success.

In our modern world, we learn to rely mostly on ourselves. But as more useful friends we have, the more support we can get. And that is a fact! We need to learn how to create good relationships with surrounding society: we depend on our partners, clients, teachers, local and national authority. And there is a positive side to this aspect. We regularly interact with other people, work for people, and gain profits because of the services and products we offer to people. So, curating this sector's potential is of significant importance to every one of us, no matter what type of activity we do for a living or in what part of the world we are.

In our modern world, knowledge, skills, and talents rule the world and creates the most significant opportunities in life! Since ancient times, parents wanted more meaningful opportunities for their children, sent them to the best schools they could afford, taught them literature and mathematics, studied art and geography, and learned geometry and medicine. An important role has the quality of teaching and the number of studied materials: various studies will provide a large scale of knowledge and enable a young brain to think broader and more complex. The more kids learn from an early age, the more potential they develop less time and with minor efforts. Afterward, a grown-up person who will develop the ability to use all the accumulated knowledge will have the best chances in file with maximum results in any field they desire to work.

Moreover, it often matters not only the knowledge itself but also the name of the institution’s prestige: a diploma from the University of Cambridge, Oxford, Stanford, Harvard are by themselves a brand and a guarantee for excellence and professionalism. The best students worldwide applied for scholarships and paid tuition positions in these universities first. Simultaneously, the most significant international companies look for premium workers among graduate students at these universities. Moreover, it is no secret that specific environments give privileges, positioning to a certain level in the society, opening doors, and creating a perspective path.

Although our high-competitive marketplace, relations, money, and good luck play a significant role, it will help up to a certain point. At the same time, further progress is possible only if possessing knowledge, specific skills, and abilities – these will form the foundation on which it is possible to build a lifetime career and success. These are so many big names that reached incredible success based on their skills and know-how, without even getting into a university and having no degree at all. 

In oriental cultures, having healthy and numerous children is a guarantee for support and help at retirement age and, philosophically speaking, genus immortality. In the compass school, it is the West's direction, and according to the Lo-Shu quadrant, it is number seven.

In Feng Shui, some interrelations may not be seen immediately, but they exist. For example, if a family has no children yet, they must potentiate first of all the Sector of Relationships, Love & Marriage (direction South-West); meanwhile, for the benefit of the already existing children, you must potentiate the Sector of Children

People tend to think about their health when it is staggered or closer to retirement after a certain age. Young people tend to take it for granted and pay almost no attention to it. Nevertheless, without good health, nothing else is possible. It is always a truth to keep in mind, and with it, take good care of your health. It is essential to dedicate time and attention to curating and potentiating the Sector of Health.

A human being is seeing as one integral part along with its habitat. All that surrounds us interconnects and influences our health and well-being, and if we take the specifics of Feng Shui, then it is related to our home. According to the science of Feng Shui, our health is directly influenced by a series of factors, starting from the water we drink, the food we eat, the air we breathe, the house we live in. So, if we pay adequate attention to our house's area responsible for health, we can obtain excellent results for our entire family and us.

One of the best sectors to experiment with is the Sector of Fame. On a larger scale, this sector is responsible for Reputation, Recognition, and Inspiration.

The good name and reputation worth its weight in gold, and that are since ancient times. Some sectors, like commerce, business, politics, show-business, and public people, where recognition of their talents and merits, are vital elements – it guarantees success and prosperity. For many persons, fame is not the final target, but necessary to build a business, find new opportunities, increase sales, and make new revenues. Honor, respect, authority, and gossip, rumors, defamation – all these concepts relate to the sector of Fame.

An essential role in our lives occupies the career we decide to pursue in life. This sector is responsible for spheres life-related with authority, influence, power, and privileges at work. It is particularly important for persons working in a sphere with a rigid hierarchy system (such as military, politics, international corporations, etc.). For people working in arts (painters, artists, sculptors, etc.) and in the commercial sector, this sector is important to act if you desire to reach a particular social recognition, a director’s positioning that gives authority and privileges. Moreover, this sector is also vital to people carrying about their personal growth and self-development. Persons who already achieved the highest rank and those expecting retirement also need to curate this sector – to help them keep the positioning and arrive at retirement without any unexpected obstacles. Oriental cultures strongly believe in the power of pure energy bringing good luck and fortune. Undoubtedly, nothing can be achieved without hard work and perseverance; Feng Shui thought is an ancient art that you can apply in your home to increase chances in life, potentiate your career and achieve personal good luck. 

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