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?
Never talk about politics and religion– so the Dale Carnegie saying goes. In order to Win Friends and Influence People, we’re advised to avoid controversy at all costs. If we want to make friends, we’re told, we’d be better off … Continue reading POLITICS & RELIGION | SHORT THOUGHTS
To look out at a sunrise is a wonderful and precious thing. No matter how many times we may see a sunrise in our life, it will never be the same sunrise twice. With that sunrise comes the promise of … Continue reading WAKING UP EARLY
Bus, bike, train, car, tram, plane. We get to places by many means. The seasons pass, and sometimes it feels that we don’t take notice of the small changes around us. The bright skies burn into dark winters as we … Continue reading WALKING
Train doors open in a clatter as you run out onto the platform. Late again, for a train going the wrong direction; the escalators and crowds and announcements are disorienting. The hotel is not much better, long stretches of narrow … Continue reading TRAVEL MISTAKES
The drive to reach something more. The slow but steady progress from somewhere monochrome to somewhere technicolor. A human force, propelling us toward our goals, compelling us to make changes, to work hard, to strive for something. Ambition conjures images … Continue reading AMBITION: POWER HUNGRY OR HEALTHY MOTIVATION?
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?