Creating a Mindful Living Space

October 13, 2018

In the midst of our daily struggles we often find ourselves not having the mindful living space that would inspire us to be the best version of ourselves.  Mindfulness is a way of engaging with the world, maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, actions, feelings and surrounding environment.  

Since mindful living encompasses essentially everything you do and experience, it can be difficult to know where to start. Discover a few practical ways you to create a more mindful space within your home.

Mindful living 

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Material World - What We Are Made Of

August 27, 2018

Have you stopped to think about the source of your home furnishings, homewares and lifestyle accessories? Who made them, where did they come from and how long they are likely to last? At KBEN & HOL, we have a transparent production process that  produces sustainable pieces and helps those who create them.

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She Got It From Her Mama

May 12, 2018

This Mother's Day, we are celebrating all hardworking mothers but we will be casting a spotlight on a few inspirational women that we've had the pleasure of working with and who have seamlessly been able to juggle the demands of motherhood and running their own business. Discover the insights they embraced from their mothers and their own philosophy on motherhood.

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Living Sustainably for a Green Earth

April 20, 2018

Humans are integral to securing the future of Earth and sustainability should be at the forefront of every individual. In honour of Earth day, we have outlined some guiding principles which can be used to reduce your carbon footprint and make sustainable living a reality.

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The Psychology of Colour and Your Interiors

June 15, 2017



Selecting interior colours for your home goes beyond the aesthetics. Did you know that colours can have a profound effect on your mood and emotions? Our latest blog feature, The Psychology of Colour and Your Interiors by our contributing guest blogger Gina Hamblett, offers an insight into the spectrum of interior colours and their effect on emotions. Find inspiration on how you can achieve a desired feel through simple interior updates using colour.

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Cambodian Craftsmanship - The Art of Traditional Weaving

March 08, 2017

Cambodia has a long and rich history in traditional silk production and weaving, with wooden looms visible in many stilt homes within Cambodia’s rural villages. Silk weaving is an art practised predominately by women, with the skill being passed down from mother to daughter. Unfortunately, many artisans with this skill were persecuted during the Khmer Rouge regime and as a result the art is dying. More recently, many surviving silk weavers abandoned their craft to seek regular employment in larger cities. At KBEN & HOL, we were inspired to help preserve the highly skilled art of silk weaving and bring the technique and artistry of this community from remote villages to the world.

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The Start of Something Beautiful

October 18, 2016

 

Welcome to the KBEN & HOL blog. We hope by now you have learnt a little more about us through reading Our Story. The launch of our blog serves as an extension of this, where you will be able to delve into our creative process, travel, lifestyle and other inspiration along the way. You’ll also find interior decorating ideas that you can implement in your own home.

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