I’m Chrissie, 48 year-old German brazil-based designer of dog’s collars and harnesses. Looking back on my life so far I figure that I have certainly applied the principles of the Holstee manifesto for several times! However, most significantly on two occasions. The first was in 1999, when I decided to give up a successful job in a stock agency in Munich and go living in Brazil where I had found my spiritual home. And then, when in 2008, I definitely wanted to turn in a very stressful executive position in Rio de Janeiro in order to start and create my own design label. I was finally reminding myself of my artistic roots: early crafting lessons at school, sewing, knitting and embroideries, my interest in such old fashioned techniques like bone lace. I went to the Academy of Modern Arts  and was mainly painting large canvases, but I realized that did not satisfy my search for contentment and fulfillment either. So, in 2009 I started my own business doing what really matters for me—adding high quality and excellent finish to my handmade products while complementing them with unique design and functionality. As I work from home I can take plenty of time to do what I like the most: go out for a walk in nature with my husband and our two French bulldogs. Stop looking and you will find what suits you!

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Our Themes

Distilled from our Manifesto, positive psychology, the science of mindfulness, and ancient philosophic studies we have identified twelve themes core to living both fully and mindfully. We mapped these twelve themes to each of the twelve months in a year. Together with our community we explore one each month.


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