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Three quick thoughts on the new minimalism vs maximalism debate

It looks like minimalism has had it’s time and now it’s time for maximalism to take over. At least that’s the sense I get, reading this:More Is More: The End of Minimalism | The Walrus My thoughts are this: Home … Continue reading

Apple and the limits of minimalism as a design quality

I like minimalism as a quality in phones. But when I look at the phone above, I see two bulges. One is the camera, and two is this battery pack. It’s as if companies want to have the best of … Continue reading

For fans of minimalism and cats

For fans of minimalism and cats comes this minimalist cat tower. I mean, it looks great. The tower, I mean. Of course the cat looks great. 🙂 Via Yanko Design

Do you love minimalism? Do you hate minimalism? Either way, I have links :)

If you love minimalism, you will love these two links: A Minimalist Home in Japan Utilizes a Tent Structure With Open Air Sides | Colossa A zen minimalist cabin that brings nature in and takes distractions out | Yanko Design … Continue reading

On capsule wardrobes, or minimalism in the closet

If you are transitioning your clothes from summer to winter, you might be asking yourself: why do I have all these clothes? Do I need so many pieces? What can I do to pare down? One option is to aim … Continue reading

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On my odd fascination with minimalism

I am oddly fascinated by minimalism. It appeals to me, though I could never adopt it. Visually I like the look of minimalist places (like the one pictured above, from this piece, Goodbye things, hello minimalism: can living with less … Continue reading

The soothing calm of Japanese minimalism in a canal house in Amsterdam

If you want to soothe your eyes and spirit with some calm today, check out this canal house in Amsterdam: Design Milk has a feature on this place and every image is a sight for sore eyes. To see what … Continue reading

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The limits of minimalism…

Might be here: Under 200 Square Foot Studio Apartment in Hong Kong | Apartment Therapy. Cozy and minimal is fine, but this is basically the space you find in a big camping tent. I am sure some people can adopt just … Continue reading

What is wrong with minimalism (and how to fix that)

What is wrong with minimalism? If you were to read this piece by Mark Manson on the Disease of More, you would be right in thinking that less is what we need. The less you have, the better off you … Continue reading

The 90/90 minimalism rule to declutter

If you are looking to declutter your place, consider this: 90/90 Minimalism Rule | The Minimalists.  Simple, effective, obvious. Be honest about the second 90 though.  

On the rise and roots of our current minimalism

Minimalism is a foreign concept to some Westerners, especially as it is practiced in parts of Japan. Indeed, this line: Fumio Sasaki’s one-room Tokyo apartment is so stark friends liken it to an interrogation room. He owns three shirts, four … Continue reading

What this potentially leaked image of the iPhone 14 tells us about the flaws of iPhone design

I’ve complained before about the design of the iPhone with it’s bulges, not to mention the notch. Apple and it’s fans have continually made excuses for them, but that’s doesn’t excuse these flaws imho. This potentially new design of the … Continue reading

On fonts, old and new, and other design choices of St. JOHN

I’ve been thinking about fonts recently. Mainly I’ve been thinking why I love the font used by the restaurant St. JOHN so much.  I came to a conclusion after I read this piece, 60 free sans serif fonts to give … Continue reading

More goodness from the 80s

Here at this blog I will always share my love of the 1980s. First up, here is a great piece in the New Yorker on a recent Whitney art show which highlighted the Joy of Eighties Art. It’s begins great: … Continue reading

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A masterwork of maximalism

Is this home featured here: This Cozy Minnesota Home Will Make You Want a Candelabra | A Cup of Jo You really out to go to the site and check it out. Meanwhile, here’s a peek to show you what I … Continue reading

A wonderful minimalist desk for our wired times

This desk is beautiful and wonderfully minimalist. But what good is minimalism if you have a mess of cords behind all that simplicity? This desk takes care of that too. For more photos and thoughts on the design, see A Minimalist … Continue reading

The history of modern sculpture in a few paragraphs

In the “1960s and ’70s public sculpture was contemporary art’s foremost fatality — deader than painting actually. The corpse generally took the form of corporate, pseudo-Minimalist plop art.” Amen to that. But sculpture has been changing, as this article, Public … Continue reading