Denmark is often said to be the happiest country in the world. That's down to one thing: hygge.'Hygge has been translated as everything from the art of creating intimacy to cosiness of the soul to taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things. My personal favourite is cocoa by candlelight...'You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right.Who better than Meik Wiking to be your guide to all things hygge? Meik is CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and has spent years studying the magic of Danish life. In this beautiful, inspiring book he will help you be more hygge: from picking the right lighting and planning a dinner party through to creating an emergency hygge kit and even how to dress.Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. He is committed to finding out what makes people happy and has concluded that hygge is the magic ingredient that makes Danes the happiest nation in the world....
|Title||:||The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well|
|Number of Pages||:||240 pages|
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The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well Reviews
I've been meaning to pick this book up for months, and finally gave in after seeing it for £5 in the shops. I am so glad I finally bought it as it was such an interesting and cheerful read!
I wasn't quite sure what to expect going into this book, and was pleasantly surprised by the number of graphs and statistics used throughout. Wiking uses many figures and quotes to back up his detailed explanation of hygge. It was like I was reading a research paper, but one that's very accessible and filled w ...more
Lifecycle of an idea:
1) hear about it on NPR
2) identify with it. tell friends about it.
3) buy book about it.
4) begin reading book.
5) realise there are suddenly *a lot* of books on this topic.
6) start to suspect book is just a big advertisement put out by one of those agencies that determines what will be trendy for next season.
7) book seems to really want you to buy woolen socks.
8) book is poorly written and repeats itself.
9) see a new twee danish crap store in your big mall.
10) reach peak despa ...more
I really enjoyed this book. For me, this is a bit of a follow-up to The Year of Living Danishly: My Twelve Months Unearthing the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country which I also enjoyed and which left me wanting to understand the concept of hygge a bit better because the Danes seem to have it right there. The Little Book of Hygge is, firstly, beautifully produced - it's a nice size in the hand, lovely finish, handsome photography and charts. It's also an easy read which strikes a nice balanc ...more
I should begin my review of The Little Book of Hygge with a confession: I hate winter. I hate everything about winter. I hate the snow. I hate the cold. I hate coats and hats and mittens. The months of January and February could be wiped off the calendar for all I care. I’ll take a double dose of July and August in their place. Sometimes I wish I was a bear so I could just sleep through the whole thing and wake up in the spring. So the concept of hygge, originating from a people long accustomed ...more
The Little Book of Hygge, isn’t the type of book that I would normally choose to read, but something drew me to it, perking my interest. I kept on hearing about ‘hygge’. Everyone was talking about it, so I decided to investigate myself, though I will admit that I was drawn to this book about the subject, rather than the artwork on the cover.
Hygge is all about living better, how to live ‘in the now’, calmly and more happily. According to statistics, the Danes are the happiest people on the planet ...more
Great book about enjoying the little everyday things in life and realizing that they are the big things that make us the happiest overall. I will get back to it for sure because of many great ideas and it is a very beautiful, comforting, cozy book that makes us count our blessings in a very modest way and I love it. Longer review soon....
This book was beautifully-designed, with wonderful photos and digital prints inspired by Nordic life. I had never heard the term hygge before picking up this book, and now I am borderline obsessed with it - searching hygge on Pinterest and Instagram, finding ways to make our home more hygge-like, lighting all the candles and drinking all the tea and reading all the books. I've always enjoyed learning about Scandinavian culture, so learning more about the Danish phenomenon of hygge was right up m ...more
I felt smugly virtuous reading this book, especially since I read it flopped out on the bed in the middle of a sunny afternoon while eating fine chocolates, and nodded off to a little nap mid-read. Super hygge.
I do so much of this - hot beverages, voluminous scarves and cozy socks, wool, wood and vintage everything, heavy cream and chocolate, heaps of throw pillows, nooks and books. I'm a bit slack on the recommended levels of candles and pork consumption. I didn't know I was choosing hyggeligt ...more