The whir of machines over ambient jazz, the bittersweet smell of coffee in the air permeated only by the perfume of a customer waiting at the counter. Creased uniforms in that same familiar green hold little name badges of staff … Continue reading COFFEE SHOPS & TRAVEL
Marquees line the car park, litter on asphalt, a rattle from the train tracks beyond a fence below. Arrows mark the way to makeshift health centres. Red lane, blue lane, check in desk, a dystopian earth. People move around the … Continue reading THE VACCINE
Swathes of tapestry fabric drapes the furniture; bustling patterns in complementary yet contrasting colours. A hoard of greenery, collections of plants scatter the surfaces, behind them a collection of paintings and photographs tacked to a wall. The shelves, too, are … Continue reading CLUTTERCORE VS MINIMALISM
The cold suburban train station in the early hours of the morning; that still, damp air which settles down as dew as the first pieces of sun cut through the cloud. The people, faces which you’ve seen before, each of … Continue reading IS COMMUTING TRAVEL?
The Royal Family: opulence, regality, tradition, land and wealth. The crown jewels, acres of land, breaking news stories. The whisper of scandal, the ink of gossip columns, official press response. The Royal Family are swathed in drama, to a greater … Continue reading THE ROYAL FAMILY: LESSONS IN EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Minimal exteriors exude a sense of self-reliance. Great swathes of space, in simple and small settings; one set of cutlery, one rail for clothing, one simple existence. Dependence upon less, with no need for excess. The white and tan furnishings … Continue reading MINIMALISM & THE FEAR OF RELIANCE
Travel often leads us towards something new, but what about when it leads us to something we already know well? Some place where we dreamed and laughed and thought of the future which we are now in. These places are … Continue reading TRAVEL AND NOSTALGIA
Dollar signs, pound signs, postage costs, shining images of items which sit in virtual bidding wars. These online retail outlets, manned by thousands of sellers, may as well have seedy neon signs leading to basements. Always a scam close by, … Continue reading MINIMALISM: SELLING ALL YOUR THINGS?
The rattle of the car with its overfull backseat is white noise for the slowly approaching sleep of the passenger. The drowsy daydream of the outside hurtling by, so quickly and yet so slowly. Places pass in a blur, only … Continue reading TRAVELLING AS A PASSENGER
A backpack, how do you fill it? It’s all you can take- so what do you choose? When it comes down to it, what’s important to you? What’s essential to you? The world is ending, what are you taking with … Continue reading MINIMALIST THOUGHT EXERCISES