Holly Black Library Enchanted Living Magazine

A Writer’s Cozy Lair

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When I set up my very first office, I bought a modern glass-and-steel desk. It seemed clean and orderly. The problem was that I’m not clean and orderly; the desk quickly became heaped with papers, pads, pens, books I...
Hygge, the Danish word used to describe an approach to living that has a quality of cozy contentment, evolved as a way to embrace and celebrate the cold, dark Scandinavian winter months. I live in Maine, where one must...
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Bewitching Housewares

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We are always looking for ways to bring a bit of magic into the home, which is, after all, where we spend most of our time. And that often starts by finding unique pieces that bewitch, enchant, and delight...
A good way to describe Art Nouveau design may be to call it a seductive dance. With its intertwining lines and undulating curves, softly rounded shapes and wave-like forms, Art Nouveau is the opposite of straight lines, flat surfaces,...
Photography by Ren Nickson Photography   “The path was now plain before them, well-tended and bordered with stone. It wound up on to the top of a grassy knoll, now grey under the pale starry night; and there, still high above...
A MOSS-GAZING DINNER FIT FOR ELVES Imagine you’re on a journey through Mirkwood Forest, and you and your companions stumble across a small clearing and find this magical, mossy scene … Here you might take a moment to reflect on...
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JANNE AND RUBEN EIKEBLAD Grow a garden and care for the environment Let trees grow majestic and tall! Let pieces of the wild have a place in your garden—wildflowers, ferns, birds, fairies, and elves. Look into permaculture and...
Elves don’t require sleep to maintain their shimmering beauty, but that doesn’t prevent them from bestowing the most lovely night’s rest on their most fortunate guests. If, say, you stop in Elfland in the middle of an epic and magical...
We asked the Norwegian wood nymph to tell us about her elven home and garden and share some tips on how to make your home more Tolkienesque, and she threw the elven tea party seen here in our honor....
I make sure to occasionally host inspiring parties and sometimes invite friends over to eat good food, dance, play roleplaying games, and sit around the campfire. Please note that elves in Tolkien’s writings are usually so much more welcoming and festive...