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
The shelter of a bedroom, a space of self-definition and comfort. Outside, a slow burning chaos of bags; carpets and beds hidden by clothing and stacks of papers. A house is not a home without bookshelves, they think. And so … Continue reading LIVING WITH HOARDERS AS A MINIMALIST
Nights get a little brighter. Lately the skies wait a moment longer before the blackness descends over the rooftops. Birdsong sounds earlier. We feel a little better when the weekly news has one positive story among the bleakness. We tap … Continue reading THE MINIMUM WEEKLY #6
Old pictures, creased at the corners, capture only one chaotic moment of a wider, more turbulent, life. Piles of books and clothing, like modern art, litter every surface. The stacks of things seem to float on top of each other, … Continue reading THOUGHTS OF A FORMER HOARDER
A perfectly organised walk-in closet, the walls a clean white, hundreds of possessions lined neatly. A bold entryway, lined with art and textiles, each item with aesthetic or personal value; that feeling of being cocooned with beauty and importance. Luxury … Continue reading MAXIMALISTS, MATERIALISTS, HOARDERS: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?