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
Cityscapes filled with ash and rubble, fires in the distance, the quiet looming silence usually filled with urban sounds. Rural areas, now overgrown, houses with boarded windows, overtaken by nature, dusty paths and cracked stonework. Impending news alerts, sirens, natural … Continue reading APOCALYPSE PREPPERS: ANTICIPATION OR ANTICLIMAX?
In the early days, it’s easy to keep up momentum with minimalism, always something new to declutter, more bags of things to donate, more recycling to be done. Smooth, clear surfaces, and the peace of mind that comes with a … Continue reading SO YOU’VE LOST MOMENTUM WITH MINIMALISM, NOW WHAT?
Often, we think too much. We enter that great and vast chasm of concern which seems to drag us down into it. We pretend that we’re somewhere else, we run from it as though we have somewhere else to go, … Continue reading HOW TO OVERCOME FEAR
That fleeting break from the overwhelm of everyday school life; the rough days when homework seemed impossible. The way that the days felt long, and drowsy. The soft grass in summer, the treats of ice cream and beach trips. That … Continue reading HOW CHILDHOOD GIFTS IMPACT ADULT ATTACHMENTS
Some weeks we question what we know, we try to find new ways of thinking. To break free from the old ways, to forge new paths. New landscapes necessitate new paths, some days we have to cut free the ties … Continue reading THE MINIMUM WEEKLY #8
Thousands of acres, square feet of land stretching on into the middle distance. The hum of the limousine, the roar of the sports car, that smell of a luxury leather interior, freshly cleaned. Crisp linen suits on matching hangers. Gold … Continue reading REDEFINING LUXURY
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