Things. The enemy of minimalism. Possessions which, we are told, hold us captive, keep us prisoner. The items which surround us in our home, even if we love them, we believe we should set ourselves free from them. Sometimes, looking … Continue reading THE ENEMY OF MINIMALISM?
The objects slowly creep in, interiors change and transform, mindsets change in fragments, trends die out. Once monochrome interiors become full of things, the cutlery drawer increases in mass, the wardrobe spills over. Minimalism may, for many, fall away in … Continue reading THE END OF MINIMALISM?
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?
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
Out of sight, out of mind. The space looks neat and clean, swathes of polished furnishings, simple and minimal designs. In the garage sit boxes- organised, we tell ourselves, exactly where they need to be. Each set of things compacted … Continue reading SECRET HOARDING
Thought is a uniquely human process. Our capacity for linear and lateral thinking process, logical movement between topics, and engagement with multiple thoughts at any one time, seems to separate us from other animals. We are capable of processing complex … Continue reading OVERTHINKING & MINIMAL THINKING
Boxes of books, their pages crumpled and yellowing. That old paperback smell, damp and dry, like sawdust. The roar of early minimalism encourages freedom from everything, so they get shipped out, via car or collection, taken away to be sold … Continue reading MINIMISING BOOKS
Bamboo toothbrushes in ceramic pots, the sun coming in through the window and onto the plants. Clothing in earth tones with natural fibres, simplistic wardrobes. No sideboard full of products, only the essentials for a simple life. Zero-waste, plastic-free, reduce, … Continue reading SUSTAINABILITY GONE WRONG?
Minimalism has an allure about it. Those sweeping expanses of space within a home, the strange comfort of organisation, the ambitious nature of decluttering- the prospect of becoming something new. A new type of person, self-aware, conscious of making sustainable … Continue reading PERSUASIVE MINIMALISM
Through the morning coffees all the way to the afternoon walks, the days roll by- each one allowing a unique chance for us to change how we interact with the world. Each week we walk through the days with the … Continue reading THE MINIMUM WEEKLY #13