Hygge is such a beautiful word. It’s Danish for that feeling of cosiness, togetherness, well being, sense of belonging when things are… just right. A lot of hygge is about creating that sense of cosiness around you. It’s about carving out time, being mindful of not rushing things and often, investing time into people that are important in your life.
Its use can be directed at objects, people and experiences.
For example, it can be used to explain that feeling of when “everything is right with the world”, as you share a meal, conversation, laughter or hugs with close friends and family. Even though there is a large social component to it, you can even experience hygge by curling up on a sofa with a good book.
By adding “ligt” to the ending, it becomes an adjective and can be used to describe objects. Like a well lived in house can be described as being hyggeligt.
At Erskine Villa we want to slowly build up a sense of hygge around us. Part of that, is by including YOU, and asking you “what does hygge mean to you?”. Share your comment here.
We’ll be taking all of our collective hygge and collaborating with some local paste-up artists to create an art piece on the outside of our building to coincide with a Hygge Event on 30th August which will include Food, Art and Music… more details to come soon!
To be a part of our collective hygge, please leave your comments here below, email us here, drop a card in our mailbox, talk to us, draw for us or even bake us a cake with your comments on it… seriously. we love cake.
For more on the word and how to bring it into you life visit: http://www.mnn.com/family/family-activities/blogs/how-hygge-can-help-you-get-through-winter