Don’t Pay Attention To The Name!

Being completely aware of all the benefits that comes by adding this to my daily routine,  I held off for over 1 year and refused to give it a try! All because I let the name  get too much into my head! If you’ve heard of oil pulling, and have tried it and you do it…

Where Have I Been??

Radio Silence Ended! You know it’s been a while you’ve posted anything new, when you get calls from your family/friends asking why they are not getting their “new post” emails! I know, I know…It definitely has been a while, and for no good reason either! Sometimes life falls on a fast track of things happening,…

Eucalyptus Shower

Have you ever experienced taking a shower filled with the beautiful aroma of hanging Eucalyptus leaves? If you have, then you have experienced the magic! If not, read below to see why you should give it a try! Eucalyptus is a plant known for its numerous medicinal and aromatic properties, such as being anti-bacterial and…

Organic Architecture..

This is the Ribbon Chapel in Hiroshima, Japan, that has made me mesmerized! A lot of thought and work has gone into the design of this building, but what got me is the emotional and sentimental aspect of this building! DESIGN: Two organic ribbon structures become one The building has paths along sceneries of ocean, mountains,…

Rainy Day = Soup!

Today was a rainy day, and rainy days call for soup! Here is a gem of a recipe that I have made a few times, and I absolutely love! It is definitely going to be made again for dinner tonight! Courtesy of: Confessions of a Foodie You can get the full recipe on her site here….

Healthy Dinner?

Came along this delicious BBQ cauliflower and chickpea taco recipe last night when I was looking for something light and healthy to make. It used pretty much most of the ingredients I already had, and it took no time to prepare! Courtesy of: She Likes Food Get the full recipe on her blog here! If you are looking…

Lighting & Reflections

Lighting Layers & Reflections installation by Autumn De Wilde. Surprisingly commissioned by Cadillac for their Escalade ad campaign,  the American photographer, Autum De Wilde, designed this pair of transparent and reflective structures in California’s landscape. The materials that make up the structure are a combination of mirrors and coloured plexiglass. “I designed the sculptures so…

“Ah! Paparazzi again!!!! No private life for the King, huh?”

Thank you so much to the great bloggers/readers that stopped by and made really awesome suggestions, as to what the caption for this lion should be! Special thanks to A Homemaker’s World for coming up with this awesome caption! We all hate to bothered by the Paparazzi! 😉 You can find many great posts on her…

Music, The Sun & Comfy Seating..

All the things that make this life better are captured beautifully in this photo! Comfy floor seating with lots of cushions and throw blankets. The sun shining though the window, filling the room with light and happiness. Nicely scented candles are lit, to add a nice aroma to space, and lastly music. This can be…

Magic..

These beautiful and very unique looking flowers are called the Magic Dogwood. Long name…Cornus Florida Urbiniana! They come from the mountain forests of Mexico. They can grow up to 20 feet tall, and are a rare version of the common American Dogwood tree. These beautiful flowers look like exotic lanterns, and occur completely naturally. Also…

A Date or Two

I find no matter how healthy my meal has been, its always the after decisions of what to eat thats a little sweet, that might make all the healthy decisions of the day go to waste! This past weekend, when I was on the hunt for a healthy sweet alternative, I came across this amazing…

Your Sweet Dreams

What has been working well for me for the last little while, is setting the intention for the coming week, before heading to bed on Sunday. Whether I enjoyed the weekend, spent it accomplishing everything I wanted to, or if I spent it kind of being lazy and not doing much..the Monday of a new…

Float A Little..

More and more, as the run for money and success goes on, work and unnecessary commitments dig a little bit more into our work days and make them longer, until they find themselves creeping into our weekends and time off. When you work, you appreciate your time off more. You enjoy every little second of…

Weekend View

Just close your eyes, and for a moment imagine that your weekend morning coffee will be enjoyed here. Propping the windows slightly open, having the fresh air, and the scent of the ocean fill the room. The light breeze just making your hot drink that much more enjoyable, and the fresh morning scent of the…

Did YOU know?

Every morning now the sound of birds singing is a nice reminder that the warmer temperatures are here! I had always thought that birds singing was just a sign of happiness and fun, not sure why I didn’t think much of it.. Randomly today, I decided to find out why birds sing…and little did I…

Buddha Love..

Came across this super straight forward recipe for a delicious Buddha bowl, that I can’t wait to try! I love the black rice replacement for the grain portion of the bowl, rather than the typical quinoa or white rice, and the crispy spiced chick peas add a nice crunch to it all! Courtesy of:  Food…

Accomplish Coastal Chic!

Today I was inspired by the sun beaming in and made me want to talk about one of my favourite design styles… Coastal Chic! If you love this look as much as I do and want to accomplish it, I have made a short easy to reference list of what you need to accomplish this…

Don’t Copy Paste!

Every new day presents the opportunity to try new things, overcome fears, get closer to your goals, or see the things you haven’t seen before! Life is too short to copy paste your days! Change up your routines, add excitement and adventure in different ways to each day, so everyday you live your life through a…

Matcha and Peaches!

It’s Monday.. and Monday mornings call for fresh beginnings, a boost of energy, and some indulgence to get you started so you can last through the day! I came across this amazing smoothie recipe, and gave it a try today! Courtesy of: Jessica Gavin Get the full recipe on her site here. It was tangy,…

Rich Gnocchi

Came across this simple and rich recipe for dinner and though to share it! The more I read this recipe, the more I’m excited to try it! Courtesy of: Foodie Crush Get the full recipe on her site here. Can’t wait to give it a try! 🙂 >> IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you enjoy reading my posts, please…

Architectural Photography

Coming from a background of design, I always have a weak spot for architectural photography! Here are 3 photos, which the contrast of light and dark have led for the architectural lines to be emphasized, and become the most important visual part of these photos. Even if you are not into architecture and design, the…

6 Reasons Why You Should Do Handstands

It was the International Yoga Day yesterday. So in the honor of this day let’s talk about the handstand yoga pose! At first glance, handstands look very intimidating (specially how this fashionable model looks in this photo!). It is not a position you are in naturally during the day, unless you are a gymnast or…

Why Should YOU Meditate?

PHYSICAL BENEFITS: It slows your respiration, and leads to longer and deeper breaths It reduces the stress hormone cortisol, and in return boosts your immunity Boosts the serotonin production, leading to a happy you! Works as your brains’s volume knob. Overtime it allows you to tune out what is unnecessary, in order to prioritize and give…

Strawberry Moon

Today is the Summer Solstice. Meaning the first day of summer (yay!) and the longest day of sunshine for anyone living north the equator. This year it is extra special, because it includes a Strawberry moon! The name “Strawberry” is based on the belief that the strawberry-picking season is at its peak during this time…

Do You Have A Caption For This?

If you have made it to this post! YAY! Since I have moved pages, things have been taking a while to fall into place, so if you see this, I’m super happy! (I am no longer at neathabitat.wordpress.com, I will be posting on my new blog at neathabitat.com) In the past we have had some…

Moroccan Vibes..

Let’s talk about the beautiful and ethnic design style inspired by Morocco! This look is one of my favourites, and it’s unique in the sense that you can either go full color in your space, or accomplish the same look using very neutral tones, which leads to a more modern take on the look. This…

Sun Kissed..

Came across this beautiful organic sea side stained glass sculpture made by Louise V Durham. “Between the sea and the river,  tides rise and fall, light changes,rocks and groynes are slowly weathered. Down by the river, in my garden hideaway,  I play to my heart’s content with shiny coloured glass, cutting, grinding, fusing & polishing. I set the finished pieces…

Better Than Just a Salad!

I was looking around for some new options for salads, and came across this super simple and flavourful gingery thai kale salad, topped off with cashews! Courtesy of: Minimalist Baker Get the full recipe on their site here. I went with the basil and cilantro add ons. This was just a delight to have for…

5 Ways To Benefit From Himalayan Sea Salt Lamps

I’ve had always known of the great benefits that Himalayan Sea Salt lamps have for your overall health. It wasn’t until 2 years ago that I committed into purchasing a few of them for around the house, and I’m so glad that I did! It’s really surprising the benefits you feel from them. They work…

The Hexagons

Located in County Antrim, on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland, The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking near-perfect hexagon basalt columns, which are stacked next to each other like puzzle pieces. There are many myths behind this tourist attraction. One that says it could be a result of a volcanic eruption…

A Morning Boost!

Came along this delicious Matcha Pineapple Smoothie recipe this morning! It calls for a few ingredients, and is super simple to put together. Not only it is good for you, but its tropical freshness gives you the perfect boost for a productive day! Courtesy of: Feasting At Home Get the full recipe on her blog here!…

-Feed Your Third Eye-

Came across this amazing compilation of tracks, put together with great flow, which was of much help today when meditating! The set is called “The Third Eye”, so go figure! My favourite track is at 34min in! The soulful, warm melodic sounds are addictive! Tune in to meditate, or just have it playing in the…

Mango Sunshine

I was on the hunt for a new refreshing smoothie recipe and came across this one! I had to make mine to go.. so I skipped out on this beautiful presentation and blended it all together! Also since I didn’t have the granola it was calling for, I substituted a dash of ground cinnamon, some…

Summer Dreamin’

Got inspired by the slightly warmer temperatures today, and the sun sparkling over the waves. Got me thinking of summer time and drinks on patios with friends! Came across this delicious recipe and had to share it! Courtesy of: Captain Morgan Get the full recipe on their site here. Counting down to the summer days! =)…

Lemony Morning..

For the past few months I’ve been trying to have the juice of 1/2 lemon with some warm water on an empty stomach. Gatta say, I was skeptical before trying it, but now I can’t imagine starting the day without it! Here are some benefits which I have experienced and more to convince you to…

Meditation Moods..

It doesn’t happen always that you have a separate space to meditate, but if you are lucky enough to dedicate a sacred space for your meditations, then here are a few guidelines to make the most of that space! Make sure to have around you some things you love Art with positive affirmations and messages…

A Hydrating Salad!

Today called for a refreshing, light, yet delicious salad for lunch! Also with the weekend coming, and the food decisions getting a bit adventurous, I had to go for a lighter lunch today! Here is what I found and made for lunch, and it was delightful! I went a little easier on the black beans,…

Pay or Be Paid?

This is the Mirrorcube. It is an exciting hide-out among the trees, camouflaged by mirrored walls that reflect their surroundings, and give you stunning panoramic views. The dimensions are 4x4x4 metres. The base consists of an aluminum frame around the tree trunk and the walls are covered with reflective glass. It is equipped with all the…

Watermelon Tourmaline

Watermelon Tourmaline belongs to a group called Elbaite, which is a member of the Tourmaline family. Other than being very unique and nice to look at, it has some known benefits. Read below if you are believer in the power of crystals! SOME KNOWN BENEFITS: Works with the Heart chakra, cleansing and removing blockages It…

Just A Little Exposed!

Love love love this shower design! This bathroom feels so airy and organic, that you feel like you are taking a shower under a waterfall! It is a nice mix of organic designs, and industrial touches..It creates a nice balance in the space, and while being modern, it has a sense of zen to it….

Tranquil

This indoor/outdoor living space seems like the most serene place to spend a morning, an afternoon, or an evening.. This is a home in Utah, which has taken design inspirations from Morocco. You can feel the Moroccan inspirations through the use of fresh greenery, tiling, and ornate walk ways. I don’t think one would ever need…

A Frozen Wave?

I came across this spectacular photo, and it was described as a frozen tidal wave in Antarctica. As I usually like to find out everything there is to know, when something interests me, so my digging led me to this awesome article done by the beloved Buzzfeed. This photo is real, but as mentioned in the…

Breakfast Done Right!

Simple yet impactful breakfast idea I will definitely be trying this weekend! Courtesy of: The View From Great Island Get the full recipe on her site here: http://theviewfromgreatisland.com/red-pepper-and-baked-egg-galettes-from-jerusalem-the=book/ Can’t wait to give it a try! =) TwitterGoogle+Pinterest