Danish Design | Hygge
Denmark consistently ranks as the world's happiest country. This likely has to do with their excellent work-life balance, comprehensive healthcare system, and excellent maternity/paternity policies. It might also have more than a little bit to do with the Danish concept of hygge (roughly pronounced hu-gah). This is a word without direct English translation, but in essence means, making your interiors as comfortable and calming as possible, living in the moment, and appreciating the small things in life. Hygge is not only what gets Danes through their brutal winters, but is why they actually come to enjoy and cherish these times spent indoors.
For a more in-depth look at hygge, you can read another article I wrote here.
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