July 2024 Inspirations

Embracing Slow Design Roots and Connecting with Summer Nature

Welcome to July, a month where the warmth of summer invites us to reconnect with nature and savor the joys of mindful living. At Ulap Design, we draw inspiration from the vibrant season to explore the deep-rooted principles of slow design. This month, we celebrate the beauty of sustainable craftsmanship and the serene elegance of eco-friendly living. Join us as we delve into the heart of slow design and embrace the bountiful connections between nature, creativity, and intentional living.

Eco-Friendly Intuitions

At Ulap Design, eco-friendliness is more than just a trend; it’s a commitment to nurturing the environment and promoting sustainable living. This July, we’re inspired by the lush greenery and abundant life that summer brings. Here are a few eco-friendly practices to incorporate into your daily life:

  1. Choose Sustainable Materials: Opt for products made from renewable resources like bamboo, recycled wood, or organic cotton. These materials not only reduce environmental impact but also add a natural touch to your home decor.

  2. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Embrace the three Rs by minimizing waste, repurposing old items, and recycling diligently. Simple actions like composting kitchen scraps and using reusable bags can make a significant difference.

  3. Support Green Energy: Consider switching to renewable energy sources such as solar or wind power. Not only does this reduce your carbon footprint, but it also supports the transition to a more sustainable energy infrastructure.

  4. Create a Green Space: Whether it’s a small herb garden on your windowsill or a full-fledged backyard oasis, bringing plants into your living space can improve air quality and boost your mood.

By integrating these eco-friendly intuitions into our lives, we can create a harmonious balance between modern living and nature’s timeless rhythms.

Reduce Reuse Recycle as a mantra for a more eco-friendly lifestyle

Made in Italy Vibes

Italy’s rich heritage of craftsmanship and design excellence shines through in every piece we create at Ulap Design. This month, we celebrate the unique charm and superior quality of Made in Italy products. Italian design is renowned for its attention to detail, impeccable craftsmanship, and timeless elegance. Here are a few ways to bring Made in Italy vibes into your home:

  1. Handcrafted Furniture: Invest in pieces that showcase the artistry of Italian woodwork. Each item tells a story of tradition and innovation, blending classic techniques with contemporary aesthetics.

  2. Exquisite Textiles: Incorporate luxurious Italian fabrics into your decor. From silk and velvet to fine linen, these textiles add a touch of sophistication and comfort to any space.

  3. Artisanal Decor: Choose decor items crafted by skilled Italian artisans. Whether it’s a hand-painted ceramic vase or a beautifully carved wooden lamp, these pieces bring a sense of authenticity and heritage to your home.

By embracing Made in Italy vibes, we honor the legacy of Italian craftsmanship and infuse our spaces with a sense of elegance and refinement.

Slow Design Roots

Slow design is at the heart of our philosophy at Ulap Design. This approach emphasizes mindfulness, sustainability, and a deep connection to the creative process. By slowing down and prioritizing quality over quantity, we can create spaces that nourish the soul and uplift the spirit. Here are some principles of slow design to inspire you:

  1. Intentional Living: Focus on what truly matters and eliminate unnecessary clutter. Each item in your home should serve a purpose and bring you joy.

  2. Mindful Consumption: Make thoughtful choices about the products you bring into your home. Opt for items that are sustainably made and designed to last.

  3. Connection to Nature: Integrate natural elements into your decor. Use materials like wood, stone, and plants to create a calming and grounded environment.

  4. Artisanal Craftsmanship: Support local artisans and appreciate the skill and care that go into handmade products. These items often carry a unique story and character that mass-produced goods lack.

By embracing the roots of slow design, we can create environments that reflect our values and enhance our well-being.

Inspirational Quote of the Month - june 2024

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks”.
– John Muir

This quote by John Muir beautifully captures the essence of our July inspirations. As we walk through the summer landscape, let us open our hearts to the wisdom and beauty that nature offers.

Person of the Month

This July, we honor Maria Montessori, a pioneering educator and advocate for child-centered learning. Born in Italy in 1870, Montessori revolutionized education with her innovative approach that emphasized independence, hands-on learning, and respect for a child’s natural development. Her methods are still widely used today and have inspired educators around the world.

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Montessori’s philosophy aligns with the principles of slow design and mindful living. She believed in creating environments that foster growth, creativity, and a deep connection to the natural world. Her work reminds us of the importance of nurturing our surroundings and ourselves with care and intention.

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best wishes for the days to come


As we journey through July, we wish you days filled with the warmth of the sun, the beauty of nature, and the serenity of mindful living. May this month inspire you to embrace eco-friendly practices, celebrate the craftsmanship of Made in Italy, and delve into the roots of slow design. Let each day be a step towards a more sustainable, thoughtful, and joyful life.

Join us on this beautiful journey. Follow Ulap Design on Instagram for daily inspiration and behind-the-scenes glimpses into our world. Connect with us on LinkedIn for professional insights, collaborations, and discussions about sustainable design. Together, let’s create a world where slow living and mindful design are celebrated and cherished.

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We are a design company based in Italy, but with a wandering heart. Every day we think of, design and create appealing objects with particular functions. Our goal is to make items of design that combine novelty with tradition, with a focus on slow design.

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