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
The spring creeps in, the rainy days a little warmer, clouded blue skies above suburban rooftops. Green shoots rise from the dirt and the world feels like it’s in the process of transformation. Sunlight through the curtains in the early … Continue reading THE MINIMUM WEEKLY #14
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
Clean and sparse apartments, white furniture, pale wood surfaces, clothing rails with just enough items for everyday life. Things clearly laid out, neat and precise, desktops in flatlay style, each thing with it’s own purpose, value in every piece. Walk-in … Continue reading MINIMALISM & MAXIMALISM: MORE SIMILAR THAN YOU’D THINK
Some weeks something crashes into your life from out of the blue, something you knew you needed, something you didn’t realise you were waiting for. The coffee is strong and bitter, the day is bright and shining, all at once … Continue reading THE MINIMUM WEEKLY #12
Sustainability. That vague concept, conjuring images of metal water bottles, hemp fabrics, anti-plastic movements. News reports, climate change, the horror of unsustainable choices and their effects on our world. It can feel uncomfortable to think about sustainability, and our place … Continue reading COMBINING MINIMALISM & SUSTAINABILITY
The months blend into each other, frothed milk poured over espresso shots, mingling together. Some weeks feel vibrant and significant, others feel underwhelming- all the while the news sprawls headlines which last only a day or two in their relevance, … Continue reading THE MINIMUM WEEKLY #11
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?