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
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?
The rattle of the car with its overfull backseat is white noise for the slowly approaching sleep of the passenger. The drowsy daydream of the outside hurtling by, so quickly and yet so slowly. Places pass in a blur, only … Continue reading TRAVELLING AS A PASSENGER
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
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