IKEA Australia has partnered with five co-collaborators to create a series of mini flatpack ‘Mindsets’. These allow users to engage in 15 minutes of mindful activity, which we all need right now…
The Mindsets include:
- A DIY Xylophone from Yellow Wiggle, Emma Watkins
- A bird box from one of Australia’s favourite gardeners, Jason Hodges
- A pet treat puzzle for our furry friends, courtesy of Instagram sensation, Mr Chuck
- A 3D representation of art from street artist, Fintan Magee, and
- A series of 4 coasters that double up as a jigsaw puzzle as designed by the Head of Interior Design for IKEA
The collaborators have each recorded a mindfully inspired podcast episode, linked to their area of expertise. We can provide the audio of Emma and Mr Chuck’s podcast shortly.
Each collaborator has also created a Spotify Playlist that can be listened to while constructing the flatpacks through a DIY phone speaker, made using the contents of the box the Mindset arrives in.
- “Xylophones are a great percussive instrument for children to learn, understand and create different tones and rhythms that promote mindfulness. Rhythm can relax and centre the mind, allowing your little ones to focus and help them to connect better with others and the spaces they are in. Using rhythms and beats like the ones that can be created on a xylophone, children can experience many of the same benefits as meditation like an increase in positive emotions, social connectedness and mindful awareness whilst helping to reduce anxiety, fatigue and overall negative moods.”
- “Children are instinctively mindful from an early age, so it is really important to foster and nurture mindfulness in every way possible. Children are often under heighten stress, making it difficult for them to stay in tune with their senses, inner thoughts and emotions. Mindfulness balances this stress, helping to develop their minds and achieve happiness. IKEA believe children are the most important people in the world and so do I. Partnering with IKEA to help create a product that helps bring mindfulness to the young and old in our homes is both exciting and necessary to ensure we can all enjoy a better quality life at home.”
The limited-edition creations that are unique to the Australian market, include a DIY Xylophone from Yellow Wiggle, Emma Watkins, a bird box from one of Australia’s favourite gardeners, Jason Hodges, and a pet treat puzzle for our furry friends, courtesy of Instagram sensation, Mr Chuck.
The idea for the IKEA Mindset campaign comes from insights drawn from this year’s Life at Home Report, which found that while 87% of Australians believe it is their right to have privacy in their home, 27% are concerned that they are not getting enough, which has a big impact on wellbeing. The Mindset creations that take 15 minutes to construct, are a way for people to secure privacy in their homes by engaging in mindful activit
With only 1,885 available, the mindset creations also feature a 3D sculpture of street artist, Fintan Magee’s artwork and a series of coasters that double up as a jigsaw puzzle from Head of Interior Design for IKEA Australia, Christine Gough.
Co-collaborator, Christine Gough says, “The IKEA Life at Home Report is the longest running and biggest study of life at home across 30 different countries. We understand the frustration of Australians not having privacy at home, particularly in the current environment, and so wanted to use our knowledge and inspiration to make life at home for the many Aussies a little better and more relaxed.”
Each collaborator has created a Spotify Playlist that can be listened to while constructing the flatpacks through a DIY phone speaker, made using the contents of the box the Mindset arrives in.
In addition, each collaborator has also recorded a mindfully inspired podcast episode, linked to their area of expertise. Join Emma Watkins for a percussive podcast lesson using sounds from around the home. Or, get your brushes ready to rediscover the benefits of art courtesy, of Fintan Magee.
There are 1,885 Mindsets available and will be distributed on a first come first served basis until all units are secured. Consumers can register their application for a limited edition mindset at https://ww8.ikea.com/auresource/webapp-local/form/mindset.
Edited by Arrnott Olssen