I recently read a very interesting book by Annie Leonard called The Story of Stuff . In it she describes our consumer society as "a system in crisis" and gives some frightening facts about how our materialistic values are now threatening our very being. In a nutshell, the system is flawed throughout various stages :Read More
My philosophy and style for home and life is Essentialism. It comes from the eye-opening book, Essentialism, by Greg McKeown that helped change the way I do things at work and in my calendar, and that I also adopted for home as well.
I've always been a simplifier, but I'm not a minimalist - I like the comforts ofRead More
Last week Fast Co. Design published the article “Minimalism is Dead. Hello Maximalism”, which touted a return to trendy, colourful, bold, and high-end furniture and interior designs. Citing designers using lush and expensive materials, elaborate patterns, and global influences, the article seemed to back the design industry’s new attempt to play to consumers’ desire for personal expression, not minimalist perfection.
It really irked me.Read More
Minimalism is becoming thought of as such an extreme concept that many who need and want to simplify won’t even consider it or are too intimidated to try it. I believe that Essentialism is the answer.Read More