Space Matters for True Mindfulness

One of the saddest things someone ever told me was that the office loo is his only refuge whenever memories of his wife who died from cancer surface unexpectedly during his workday. Having a high-profile sales job means keeping up a positive persona for his team – but she was his beloved best friend and such moments often bring tears.  … Read More

On a quest for quiet? Check out ‘Stereopublic’ – your urban guide to silence

Ever found yourself craving a moment of quiet in a city full of noise? In our frenetic, technologically driven world it can often be difficult to find space away from the hubbub for quiet contemplation. At Ministry of Calm I’ve long been championing calm by helping to create peaceful and uplifting environments for people to live, work and play in. That’s … Read More

Chair that gives refuge from noisy environments

Lovely piece of furniture design by SF studio Mike & Maaike. The aim is to help reduce ambient noise and distractions. I’d love to see this type of seating bringing more calm to public buildings everywhere. http://www.dezeen.com/2013/06/10/windowseat-lounge-by-mike-maaike/  

Atmosphere for healing as Brian Eno unveils his latest project …

Just a few months back Selfridges installed an in-store ‘silence room’, a jostle free zone where shouting and mobile phones are strictly off limits, in an effort to help people relax and rejuvenate. Now, respected artist and producer, Brian Eno, who has spent decades guiding some of the biggest names in the music business, has designed an ambient ‘healing room’ … Read More

Feb – month in the life of a quiet room designer….

One of the exciting things about our niche offering (interior design and space management for quiet rooms, prayer rooms, yoga and meditation rooms, prayer space and multi-faith areas, as well as home sanctuaries, quiet pods and chill out areas) is that we are approached by such a variety of clients that it keeps us on our toes and makes our … Read More

‘Interfaith space is growing’ Danish article

A contemporary Danish Christian paper ‘Christian Light’, wrote an article about the rise of quiet and prayer rooms in the UK. They site our work as an example, here is the translated piece: Interfaith space is growing Bjarne Nørum written from the United Kingdom | 24 October 2012 “the church it is an old house” (from a old Christian church song, … Read More

Seeking Calm Amidst the Chaos?

Quiet Rooms Take Businesses by Storm As Selfridges Take a Lead Step Stressed and frazzled in an increasingly fast paced and gadget driven world and seeking calm amidst the chaos? A quiet room could be the answer… Quiet Rooms allow employees to take a moment or two during the working day to relax, have a break, meditate, pray or simply … Read More