Archives For March 2015

We spend so much of our lives at home, so the importance of feeling happy and enjoying our time there as much as possible cannot be overstated in terms of its impact on our overall wellbeing. That’s what Apartment Therapy says in this post they’ve shared in honor of the International Day of Happiness. And we couldn’t agree more. Helping people find happiness at home is the whole reason Househappy exists!

Easiest way to get started? Make your bed. Every single day, no matter what. It sounds simple enough, but author and happiness expert Gretchen Rubin says it’s one of the quickest habits you can adopt to increase your happiness at home. Start today, and click here to read the rest of their tips.

Source: Apartment Therapy

What is home? It can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people, and animals. An igloo, a nest, a house, a hive—all variations on “home.”

Portland-based artist Carson Ellis recently released a book called Home, that contains a series of illustrations on the idea of “home” and how much it can vary. Ellis is also married to The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy, and the two collaborated on the hugely-popular Wildwood series.

At Househappy, helping people find home is our whole reason for being, so this book really struck a chord with us. We love these sweet drawings. Take a look.

Source: Brain Pickings

We LOVE this invention. Pon is a pushpin that holds up your artwork using the same tension functionality of a paperclip, without puncturing the paper. Its inventors call it “preventing picture puncture.” Its clever design allows you to display and preserve your favorite items and artwork, then switch them out when you’re ready.

Pon is currently available through their Kickstarter.

Source: Pon