Social media looms in the background of all of our lives. Those of us who are on social media face the daily onslaught of headlines, timelines, updates, and minute-by-minute dramas occurring globally. Even those of us who aren’t on social … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | SHORT THOUGHTS
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?
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
The Royal Family: opulence, regality, tradition, land and wealth. The crown jewels, acres of land, breaking news stories. The whisper of scandal, the ink of gossip columns, official press response. The Royal Family are swathed in drama, to a greater … Continue reading THE ROYAL FAMILY: LESSONS IN EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Minimal exteriors exude a sense of self-reliance. Great swathes of space, in simple and small settings; one set of cutlery, one rail for clothing, one simple existence. Dependence upon less, with no need for excess. The white and tan furnishings … Continue reading MINIMALISM & THE FEAR OF RELIANCE
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
What was once a sparse and shameful section of the bookstore is now littered with pages of different ways to improve our lives. Creased books, over-leafed by eager customers, cover quotes claiming ‘advice we all need to hear’. Coffee machines … Continue reading IS THE SELF-HELP INDUSTRY HARMING PEOPLE?