Everyone comes to minimalism for something. Some come because of the aesthetic, the clean lines and simple colours that are so popular right now. Some come because of the simplicity, the mass reduction in clutter, the downsizing. And, provided they put in some hard work, everyone can find what they were looking for, at least … Continue reading Byproducts of Minimalism
On Monday I proposed the idea of drive-in minimalism as those who take the time to clear out their home, but don't continue with minimalism as a lifestyle. While writing that article, I wasn't entirely sure where it was going to end up. At several points, I could feel myself building into a rant about minimalism … Continue reading Drive-In Minimalism (Part 2)
For some people, minimalism is a life-style. Everything that comes into the house is evaluated for worth, and will soon exit the house if it doesn't meet standards. Perhaps they don't keep the house spotlessly clean, but they don't have tons of stuff collecting dust and they truly enjoy the possessions they have. For other … Continue reading Drive-In Minimalism
No, I don't mean that minimalism is mental, though some people might think that. I'm talking about minimalism of the mind. Artistic minimalism and physical minimalism are the most common interpretations. They're hip and stylish and everyone who is anyone is minimalist. I broached the concept of digital minimalism in a recent post. Now I … Continue reading Mental Minimalism
Monday was a holiday, so I took the day off from writing. My regular schedule is resuming with this post. We've all heard about "going green". It's the biggest money-making scam since Ponzi. Ehhh, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit. But it's true that "buying green" often isn't best for the environment. I was in an … Continue reading “Going Green”
A few weeks ago, in my post Broken Minimalism: Elitist?, I took a quick look at one of the issues that are commonly raised with respect to minimalism. Today, I want to tackle a different common argument. Minimalism: another boring product wealthy people can buy is the title of an article in the Guardian by Chelsea … Continue reading Broken Minimalism: Sterile?
Lots of things on my mind today. I'm two thirds of the way through this challenge, and a couple of things are becoming clear. Firstly, Project 333 has been simple. I don't have to think about it, I just have certain clothes in my closet. The only problem has been wear. I've had two casual … Continue reading Two Months