What are Aesthetics?
Actually, aesthetics as a branch of philosophy deals with the study of beauty, the study of perception and effect, as well as the consideration of things that move our senses. Aesthetics are now grouped into styles on social media such as Instagram, Tumblr, Reddit and Pinterest. Aesthetics collections include fashion, music, films, books, feelings, artwork, hobbies, interior design. Aesthetics are more than just a style trend, they also convey a kind of attitude to life, they touch all the senses. In this blog article we provide some examples from the diverse world of aesthetics and show how you can integrate an aesthetic into your living space! See proindustrialfans for natural autumn decoration.
1. What is Cottagecore?
Cottagecore, also known as farmcore, is an aesthetic that is primarily concerned with being close to nature and returning to a low-technology, simple life. Cottage Core represents a romanticization of English country life and is a little more colorful than country house style. DIY hobbies such as baking, embroidery and gardening are very important in cottage core. It is a contemplative, cozy and rather introverted aesthetic. You can bring the cottagecore look into your home, especially with floral decorations and vintage accessories; the lace doily also finds a place in the cottagecore interior. Home textiles that exude cosiness and DIY flair also fit perfectly into the style. Planting hollyhocks, climbing roses, as well as vegetable and herb gardens are suitable in the garden.
Music tip: Midlake – Roscoe, The Paper Kites – Woodland
Film tip: Alice in Wonderland (1951), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Midsommar (2019)
Literature tip: Anne of Green Gables – Lucy Maud Montgomery, The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett, Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
2. What is Dark Academia?
Dark Academia has an aura of mystery about it. As the name suggests, this style also deals with, among other things, classical education and scholarship. The aesthetic draws many stylistic elements from the look of Ivy League colleges in the USA, as well as old universities in Europe. Time-honored libraries with ancient books, Gothic architecture, ivy climbing the house walls – there is also something magical about it. The Harry Potter novels and films also show the aesthetics of Dark Academia. In your home you can establish Dark Academia especially accessories and furniture in dark, antique wood, old books, vintage decoration, baroque decoration and lots of candles. Old academic illustrations, prints of classical paintings in frames also fit the style very well.
Music tip: Erik Satie – Gnossienne No.1, Johannes Bornlöf – Nocturnal Waltz
Film tip: Harry Potter, Suspiria (1977, 2018), Dead Poets Society (1989)
Literature tip: Harry Potter – JK Rowling, The Souls of the Night – Deborah Harkness
3. What is Cabincore?
Retired life in a wooden or log cabin in the forest, a warming fire burning in the stove while it rains constantly outside. Like cottage core, the cabin core aesthetic is a style focused on nature. Comfort and nature again play a big role here. Walks in the forest, collecting mushrooms, maybe even hunting are the hobbies of a cabin core aficionado. Natural wooden decoration, rustic decoration and vintage decoration dominate this aesthetic. Forest animals such as deer, bears, rabbits, foxes, raccoons and wolves are popular motifs in the design of this style. Mushrooms and wild plants such as delicate ferns, tree leaves and pine cones are also suitable elements. Nostalgic lighting such as candles and lanterns in the living room fit perfectly into the style.
Music tip: Fleetwood Mac – Rhiannon, Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal
Film tip: Picnic with Bears (2015)
Literature tip: “Walden” – Henry David Thoreau
4. What is Royalcore?
Like in high society: The Royal-Core style describes an aesthetic that revolves around the romanticized life of noble Western Europeans in bygone times. It’s a kind of castle and mansion aesthetic. Fine fabrics such as silk, royal patterns such as lions or lilies, accessories made of noble, nostalgic metal are style elements of the Royal Core Aesthetic. This style is particularly suitable for furnishing old buildings with stucco and high windows. Furniture with an antique look, sometimes more ornately decorated, fits particularly well into this aesthetic. The walls are decorated with baroque decorations such as nostalgic mirrors and classical paintings in large frames. Chandeliers, opulent candle holders and magnificent floral arrangements decorate the dining room. Gold, rose gold, white, antique white and delicate pink tones dominate this style.
Music tip: Joe Hisaishi – Merry-Go-Round of Life, Felix Mendelssohn – Song without Words
Film tip: Elizabeth (2005), Marie Antoinette (2006), Sissi (1955)
Literature tip: “Victoria” – Daisy Goodwin, works by William Shakespear
5. What are Nautical, Ocean-Academia and Dark Nautical?
These three aesthetics deal with everything related to the sea. While the Nautical style deals more or less only with conventional maritime themes, Ocean Academia deals with the aesthetics of the nostalgic scientific observation of the sea and the Dark Nautical style deals with the mysterious shallows of the stormy sea. Maritime motifs such as fish, anchors, lighthouses and ropes look good in maritime decoration. If you want something darker and more mysterious, think of HP Lovecraft, Jules Verne and Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, stormy seas, giant octopuses and strange deep-sea creatures. The nautical-style color palette includes various shades of blue, white, red accents and various wood colors.
Music tip: Alexander Savior – Soft Currents, The Longest Johns – Wellerman
Film tip: Moby Dick (various versions), Ponyo (2008)
Literature tip: “ 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” – Jules Verne
6. What is Adventurecore?
The Adventurecore Aesthetic could be described as a nostalgic globetrotting look. Adventurecore is about the adventure of discovering foreign places, and hiking is also a topic. Adventure core is broadly defined, because travel adventures can take place all over the world, so when decorating in this style, a Japanese woodcut can also stand next to African clay art, or the ornately decorated Chinese vase can stand next to an exciting South American carving. Local adventures in beautiful forests and mountain landscapes are also part of the Adventurecore aesthetic. Other great accessories for Adventure Core include maps on the wall, a globe on a side table, gallery walls with nostalgic pictures of foreign places and exciting natural formations, and all kinds of souvenirs from travel in authentic style. Urban jungle decoration goes well with adventure core.
Music tip: Jerry Goldsmith – The final Game, Clint Mansell – Tree of Life, Carmen Goett – La Llorona, Tin Hat Trio – Fear of the south
Film tip: The Jungle Book, Indian Jones series
Literature tip: “The Hobbit” – JRR Tolkien, “Call of the Wild” – Jack London, “Around the Earth in 80 Days”