The Art of Reading a Room

The Art of Reading a Room

The Art of Reading a Room

The Art of Reading a Room

The Art of Reading a Room

Changing the moment with Nunchi

Changing the moment with Nunchi

Changing the moment with Nunchi

Changing the moment with Nunchi

Changing the moment with Nunchi

January 22, 2020 | Report

Lagom, Hygge and Nunchi. All are words from other cultures Swedish, Danish and Korean – which have made their way into our everyday lives. They are all lifestyle concepts that shape our daily existence, bringing balance (Lagom), simplicity (Hygge) and now Nunchi: still in the early stages of conquering the world, Nunchi signifies the ability to change the atmosphere in a room by being completely aware of your surroundings. Trends like Nunchi tend to set their own pace. They start by slowly seeping in – a post on social media, a new publication in the book store – then they get swept up in the momentum and all of a sudden they’re everywhere. In cities, businesses and in messages from friends: “Have you heard about Nunchi?” But Nunchi is about more than just a new kind of lifestyle. It’s a cultural concept of living, which has made its way to us from Korea to teach us something that is really quite primitive. That is, noticing our surroundings with all our senses, focussing not on ourselves but on the room as a whole. Nunchi is the concept of emotional intelligence, signifying the ability to register the thoughts and feelings of others, gauge the room as a whole and recognise the appropriate way to behave. Let’s take a look at two rooms and change them using Nunchi. Two introductions to “having a good Nunchi!”

Lagom, Hygge and Nunchi. All are words from other cultures – Swedish, Danish and Korean – which have made their way into our everyday lives. They are all lifestyle concepts that shape our daily existence, bringing balance (Lagom), simplicity (Hygge) and now Nunchi: still in the early stages of conquering the world, Nunchi signifies the ability to change the atmosphere in a room by being completely aware of your surroundings. Trends like Nunchi tend to set their own pace. They start by slowly seeping in – a post on social media, a new publication in the book store – then they get swept up in the momentum and all of a sudden they’re everywhere. In cities, businesses and in messages from friends: “Have you heard about Nunchi?” But Nunchi is about more than just a new kind of lifestyle. It’s a cultural concept of living, which has made its way to us from Korea to teach us something that is really quite primitive. That is, noticing our surroundings with all our senses, focussing not on ourselves but on the room as a whole. Nunchi is the concept of emotional intelligence, signifying the ability to register the thoughts and feelings of others, gauge the room as a whole and recognise the appropriate way to behave. Let’s take a look at two rooms and change them using Nunchi. Two introductions to “having a good Nunchi!”

Lagom, Hygge and Nunchi. All are words from other cultures – Swedish, Danish and Korean – which have made their way into our everyday lives. They are all lifestyle concepts that shape our daily existence, bringing balance (Lagom), simplicity (Hygge) and now Nunchi: still in the early stages of conquering the world, Nunchi signifies the ability to change the atmosphere in a room by being completely aware of your surroundings. Trends like Nunchi tend to set their own pace. They start by slowly seeping in – a post on social media, a new publication in the book store – then they get swept up in the momentum and all of a sudden they’re everywhere. In cities, businesses and in messages from friends: “Have you heard about Nunchi?” But Nunchi is about more than just a new kind of lifestyle. It’s a cultural concept of living, which has made its way to us from Korea to teach us something that is really quite primitive. That is, noticing our surroundings with all our senses, focussing not on ourselves but on the room as a whole. Nunchi is the concept of emotional intelligence, signifying the ability to register the thoughts and feelings of others, gauge the room as a whole and recognise the appropriate way to behave. Let’s take a look at two rooms and change them using Nunchi. Two introductions to “having a good Nunchi!”

Lagom, Hygge and Nunchi. All are words from other cultures – Swedish, Danish and Korean – which have made their way into our everyday lives. They are all lifestyle concepts that shape our daily existence, bringing balance (Lagom), simplicity (Hygge) and now Nunchi: still in the early stages of conquering the world, Nunchi signifies the ability to change the atmosphere in a room by being completely aware of your surroundings. Trends like Nunchi tend to set their own pace. They start by slowly seeping in – a post on social media, a new publication in the book store – then they get swept up in the momentum and all of a sudden they’re everywhere. In cities, businesses and in messages from friends: “Have you heard about Nunchi?” But Nunchi is about more than just a new kind of lifestyle. It’s a cultural concept of living, which has made its way to us from Korea to teach us something that is really quite primitive. That is, noticing our surroundings with all our senses, focussing not on ourselves but on the room as a whole. Nunchi is the concept of emotional intelligence, signifying the ability to register the thoughts and feelings of others, gauge the room as a whole and recognise the appropriate way to behave. Let’s take a look at two rooms and change them using Nunchi. Two introductions to “having a good Nunchi!”

Lagom, Hygge and Nunchi. All are words from other cultures – Swedish, Danish and Korean – which have made their way into our everyday lives. They are all lifestyle concepts that shape our daily existence, bringing balance (Lagom), simplicity (Hygge) and now Nunchi: still in the early stages of conquering the world, Nunchi signifies the ability to change the atmosphere in a room by being completely aware of your surroundings. Trends like Nunchi tend to set their own pace. They start by slowly seeping in – a post on social media, a new publication in the book store – then they get swept up in the momentum and all of a sudden they’re everywhere. In cities, businesses and in messages from friends: “Have you heard about Nunchi?” But Nunchi is about more than just a new kind of lifestyle. It’s a cultural concept of living, which has made its way to us from Korea to teach us something that is really quite primitive. That is, noticing our surroundings with all our senses, focussing not on ourselves but on the room as a whole. Nunchi is the concept of emotional intelligence, signifying the ability to register the thoughts and feelings of others, gauge the room as a whole and recognise the appropriate way to behave. Let’s take a look at two rooms and change them using Nunchi. Two introductions to “having a good Nunchi!”

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    SEEING THE ROOM AS A STAGE

    SEEING THE ROOM AS A STAGE

    SEEING THE ROOM AS A STAGE

    SEEING THE ROOM AS A STAGE

    SEEING THE ROOM AS A STAGE

    It’s the middle of a normal working day at the office, amongst colleagues. Everyone is familiar with this kind of meeting. The air is stuffy, everyone is tired from the working week, the presentation has a few charts too many. But if you use the power of Nunchi to assess this meeting, you will see a lot more than that. After all, this meeting is not just about the fact that the colleague sitting opposite has just suppressed a yawn. With Nunchi, it’s about perceiving the entire room – like in a play at the theatre. This means that even the wall is part of the scene and has an influence on the overall picture. The same goes for every object and every piece of furniture. So you need to establish that one of the walls is painted dark blue and that the room is therefore being robbed not only of light but also of a good atmosphere. 

    It’s the middle of a normal working day at the office, amongst colleagues. Everyone is familiar with this kind of meeting. The air is stuffy, everyone is tired from the working week, the presentation has a few charts too many. But if you use the power of Nunchi to assess this meeting, you will see a lot more than that. After all, this meeting is not just about the fact that the colleague sitting opposite has just suppressed a yawn. With Nunchi, it’s about perceiving the entire room – like in a play at the theatre. This means that even the wall is part of the scene and has an influence on the overall picture. The same goes for every object and every piece of furniture. So you need to establish that one of the walls is painted dark blue and that the room is therefore being robbed not only of light but also of a good atmosphere. 

    It’s the middle of a normal working day at the office, amongst colleagues. Everyone is familiar with this kind of meeting. The air is stuffy, everyone is tired from the working week, the presentation has a few charts too many. But if you use the power of Nunchi to assess this meeting, you will see a lot more than that. After all, this meeting is not just about the fact that the colleague sitting opposite has just suppressed a yawn. With Nunchi, it’s about perceiving the entire room – like in a play at the theatre. This means that even the wall is part of the scene and has an influence on the overall picture. The same goes for every object and every piece of furniture. So you need to establish that one of the walls is painted dark blue and that the room is therefore being robbed not only of light but also of a good atmosphere. 

    It’s the middle of a normal working day at the office, amongst colleagues. Everyone is familiar with this kind of meeting. The air is stuffy, everyone is tired from the working week, the presentation has a few charts too many. But if you use the power of Nunchi to assess this meeting, you will see a lot more than that. After all, this meeting is not just about the fact that the colleague sitting opposite has just suppressed a yawn. With Nunchi, it’s about perceiving the entire room – like in a play at the theatre. This means that even the wall is part of the scene and has an influence on the overall picture. The same goes for every object and every piece of furniture. So you need to establish that one of the walls is painted dark blue and that the room is therefore being robbed not only of light but also of a good atmosphere. 

    It’s the middle of a normal working day at the office, amongst colleagues. Everyone is familiar with this kind of meeting. The air is stuffy, everyone is tired from the working week, the presentation has a few charts too many. But if you use the power of Nunchi to assess this meeting, you will see a lot more than that. After all, this meeting is not just about the fact that the colleague sitting opposite has just suppressed a yawn. With Nunchi, it’s about perceiving the entire room – like in a play at the theatre. This means that even the wall is part of the scene and has an influence on the overall picture. The same goes for every object and every piece of furniture. So you need to establish that one of the walls is painted dark blue and that the room is therefore being robbed not only of light but also of a good atmosphere. 

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    You can establish that all the windows are closed and that only one of your colleagues has a bottle of water in front of him, whilst the others are left untouched in the middle of the table. The cookies, meant for everyone, take their place in this barren still life. Perhaps they're there out of false politeness, as they have not officially been offered round. So you put up your hand and say “If I may just interrupt a minute?”, stand up and open two windows. Then you grab a bottle of water and offer others to your colleagues. As the crown caps are removed from the glass bottles with a hiss, you pass the cookies around and say, “On chart number 10, what exactly does the graph mean?” Now, not only is the fresh air permeating through the room, but there is also a sense of relief amongst all your colleagues. Having a good Nunchi – that was no. 1.

    You can establish that all the windows are closed and that only one of your colleagues has a bottle of water in front of him, whilst the others are left untouched in the middle of the table. The cookies, meant for everyone, take their place in this barren still life. Perhaps they're there out of false politeness, as they have not officially been offered round. So you put up your hand and say “If I may just interrupt a minute?”, stand up and open two windows. Then you grab a bottle of water and offer others to your colleagues. As the crown caps are removed from the glass bottles with a hiss, you pass the cookies around and say, “On chart number 10, what exactly does the graph mean?” Now, not only is the fresh air permeating through the room, but there is also a sense of relief amongst all your colleagues. Having a good Nunchi – that was no. 1.

    You can establish that all the windows are closed and that only one of your colleagues has a bottle of water in front of him, whilst the others are left untouched in the middle of the table. The cookies, meant for everyone, take their place in this barren still life. Perhaps they're there out of false politeness, as they have not officially been offered round. So you put up your hand and say “If I may just interrupt a minute?”, stand up and open two windows. Then you grab a bottle of water and offer others to your colleagues. As the crown caps are removed from the glass bottles with a hiss, you pass the cookies around and say, “On chart number 10, what exactly does the graph mean?” Now, not only is the fresh air permeating through the room, but there is also a sense of relief amongst all your colleagues. Having a good Nunchi – that was no. 1.

    You can establish that all the windows are closed and that only one of your colleagues has a bottle of water in front of him, whilst the others are left untouched in the middle of the table. The cookies, meant for everyone, take their place in this barren still life. Perhaps they're there out of false politeness, as they have not officially been offered round. So you put up your hand and say “If I may just interrupt a minute?”, stand up and open two windows. Then you grab a bottle of water and offer others to your colleagues. As the crown caps are removed from the glass bottles with a hiss, you pass the cookies around and say, “On chart number 10, what exactly does the graph mean?” Now, not only is the fresh air permeating through the room, but there is also a sense of relief amongst all your colleagues. Having a good Nunchi – that was no. 1.

    You can establish that all the windows are closed and that only one of your colleagues has a bottle of water in front of him, whilst the others are left untouched in the middle of the table. The cookies, meant for everyone, take their place in this barren still life. Perhaps they're there out of false politeness, as they have not officially been offered round. So you put up your hand and say “If I may just interrupt a minute?”, stand up and open two windows. Then you grab a bottle of water and offer others to your colleagues. As the crown caps are removed from the glass bottles with a hiss, you pass the cookies around and say, “On chart number 10, what exactly does the graph mean?” Now, not only is the fresh air permeating through the room, but there is also a sense of relief amongst all your colleagues. Having a good Nunchi – that was no. 1.

    KNOWING MORE THAN WHAT IS SAID

    KNOWING MORE THAN WHAT IS SAID

    KNOWING MORE THAN WHAT IS SAID

    KNOWING MORE THAN WHAT IS SAID

    KNOWING MORE THAN WHAT IS SAID

    Every room changes from one minute to the next. People’s states of mind are in permanent flux and objects never seem to stay in the same place either. All this has an influence on the bigger picture. The important thing about Nunchi is being able to perceive all of this new information as each minute goes by. We constantly need to adapt to changes, accept the new and leave the old behind. So we need to stay open to what is directly in front of us at any moment in time. Like this afternoon, for example, at the café with a friend. This is a “hipster bar” with furniture knocked up from plywood, bare walls, high ceilings and two cats sleeping on the couch. Hot ginger tea is steaming on the table. You chat, you laugh, you take a look at your smartphones. Then you go off for a quick visit to the toilet. Sitting on the toilet, it feels as though someone has pulled the plug on the jukebox, which means that you can really notice that the noise in the café is very loud just with the number of visitors. Phew!

    Every room changes from one minute to the next. People’s states of mind are in permanent flux and objects never seem to stay in the same place either. All this has an influence on the bigger picture. The important thing about Nunchi is being able to perceive all of this new information as each minute goes by. We constantly need to adapt to changes, accept the new and leave the old behind. So we need to stay open to what is directly in front of us at any moment in time. Like this afternoon, for example, at the café with a friend. This is a “hipster bar” with furniture knocked up from plywood, bare walls, high ceilings and two cats sleeping on the couch. Hot ginger tea is steaming on the table. You chat, you laugh, you take a look at your smartphones. Then you go off for a quick visit to the toilet. Sitting on the toilet, it feels as though someone has pulled the plug on the jukebox, which means that you can really notice that the noise in the café is very loud just with the number of visitors. Phew! 

    Every room changes from one minute to the next. People’s states of mind are in permanent flux and objects never seem to stay in the same place either. All this has an influence on the bigger picture. The important thing about Nunchi is being able to perceive all of this new information as each minute goes by. We constantly need to adapt to changes, accept the new and leave the old behind. So we need to stay open to what is directly in front of us at any moment in time. Like this afternoon, for example, at the café with a friend. This is a “hipster bar” with furniture knocked up from plywood, bare walls, high ceilings and two cats sleeping on the couch. Hot ginger tea is steaming on the table. You chat, you laugh, you take a look at your smartphones. Then you go off for a quick visit to the toilet. Sitting on the toilet, it feels as though someone has pulled the plug on the jukebox, which means that you can really notice that the noise in the café is very loud just with the number of visitors. Phew!

    Every room changes from one minute to the next. People’s states of mind are in permanent flux and objects never seem to stay in the same place either. All this has an influence on the bigger picture. The important thing about Nunchi is being able to perceive all of this new information as each minute goes by. We constantly need to adapt to changes, accept the new and leave the old behind. So we need to stay open to what is directly in front of us at any moment in time. Like this afternoon, for example, at the café with a friend. This is a “hipster bar” with furniture knocked up from plywood, bare walls, high ceilings and two cats sleeping on the couch. Hot ginger tea is steaming on the table. You chat, you laugh, you take a look at your smartphones. Then you go off for a quick visit to the toilet. Sitting on the toilet, it feels as though someone has pulled the plug on the jukebox, which means that you can really notice that the noise in the café is very loud just with the number of visitors. Phew!

    Every room changes from one minute to the next. People’s states of mind are in permanent flux and objects never seem to stay in the same place either. All this has an influence on the bigger picture. The important thing about Nunchi is being able to perceive all of this new information as each minute goes by. We constantly need to adapt to changes, accept the new and leave the old behind. So we need to stay open to what is directly in front of us at any moment in time. Like this afternoon, for example, at the café with a friend. This is a “hipster bar” with furniture knocked up from plywood, bare walls, high ceilings and two cats sleeping on the couch. Hot ginger tea is steaming on the table. You chat, you laugh, you take a look at your smartphones. Then you go off for a quick visit to the toilet. Sitting on the toilet, it feels as though someone has pulled the plug on the jukebox, which means that you can really notice that the noise in the café is very loud just with the number of visitors. Phew!

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    When you go back into the hubbub, the smile has disappeared from your friend’s face. “Everything OK?” She nods, but she still doesn’t look very happy. Her smartphone is flashing on the table. Maybe a message has annoyed her. You raise your hand and order chocolate cake with two forks. Your friend is surprised and you just say, “Chocolate is good for the soul.” She smiles and says nothing and you just know. Having a good Nunchi – that was no. 2.

    When you go back into the hubbub, the smile has disappeared from your friend’s face. “Everything OK?” She nods, but she still doesn’t look very happy. Her smartphone is flashing on the table. Maybe a message has annoyed her. You raise your hand and order chocolate cake with two forks. Your friend is surprised and you just say, “Chocolate is good for the soul.” She smiles and says nothing and you just know. Having a good Nunchi – that was no. 2.

    When you go back into the hubbub, the smile has disappeared from your friend’s face. “Everything OK?” She nods, but she still doesn’t look very happy. Her smartphone is flashing on the table. Maybe a message has annoyed her. You raise your hand and order chocolate cake with two forks. Your friend is surprised and you just say, “Chocolate is good for the soul.” She smiles and says nothing and you just know. Having a good Nunchi – that was no. 2.

    When you go back into the hubbub, the smile has disappeared from your friend’s face. “Everything OK?” She nods, but she still doesn’t look very happy. Her smartphone is flashing on the table. Maybe a message has annoyed her. You raise your hand and order chocolate cake with two forks. Your friend is surprised and you just say, “Chocolate is good for the soul.” She smiles and says nothing and you just know. Having a good Nunchi – that was no. 2.

    When you go back into the hubbub, the smile has disappeared from your friend’s face. “Everything OK?” She nods, but she still doesn’t look very happy. Her smartphone is flashing on the table. Maybe a message has annoyed her. You raise your hand and order chocolate cake with two forks. Your friend is surprised and you just say, “Chocolate is good for the soul.” She smiles and says nothing and you just know. Having a good Nunchi – that was no. 2.

    Nunchi

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    There’s nothing new about Nunchi, in fact it’s an age-old tradition. The ability to gauge the mood of people in a room and to perceive the room as a whole has always been really important to Korean parents and it’s something they’ve taught their children from a very young age, just as they are taught how to safely cross the road.

    There’s nothing new about Nunchi, in fact it’s an age-old tradition. The ability to gauge the mood of people in a room and to perceive the room as a whole has always been really important to Korean parents and it’s something they’ve taught their children from a very young age, just as they are taught how to safely cross the road.

    There’s nothing new about Nunchi, in fact it’s an age-old tradition. The ability to gauge the mood of people in a room and to perceive the room as a whole has always been really important to Korean parents and it’s something they’ve taught their children from a very young age, just as they are taught how to safely cross the road.

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