There’s an epidemic happening right now. Millions of people are catching on to the fact that we’ve went through the past 2 decades accumulating more stuff than we need. Persuading marketing campaigns shouting to the masses to buy this product and buy that product. Remember those flashy ads promising you that you’d be like Justin Timberlake if you bought those Calvin Klein jeans? Or what about the first Apple iPod commercial? How Iconic was that? Do you have an Apple iPod, and phone, computer, and iPad, and… Do you see where I’m going with this? Nowadays we have more stuff than we need and can account for, but fortunately – we’re gaining awareness of this. We’re putting aside those useless flashy products and going back to what is necessary, and not overkill. We’re appreciating functionality and quality over quantity and fads. We’re making a switch to owning less and experiencing more, identifying the essential and eliminating the unnecessary. So, here’s 17 ways to do exactly that:
It’s more likely than not that you know someone who has decluttered their life recently. Weather it be that they sold their stuff, bought a van and travelled or just moved into their new home. Or even simply that they just adapt to the mindset that less is more – in all aspects of life. The minimalist lifestyle covers quite a few core aspects of your life, which then boils down to a deep awareness about you know, materialistic things and subtracting things that aren’t necessary. And, as Christmas rapidly approaching it can be hard to know what to get that is something that you know they would truly love, in their everyday life. Something useful and functional, or maybe not even a “thing” at all! The lifestyle has an understanding of experiences being worth more than just “things,” and at the same time, an enormous appreciation for products that last. Good quality products that limit the use of other “add on products.” So, with those two avenues to go down, it can seem a litter easier, but sometimes it’s hard to sift through good or bad quality products or to decide what type of experience you want to give them. So, we’ve done some of that searching for you and here are some of the best gift ideas to get a person who has adapted the minimalist lifestyle!
Welcome to 2018, a time where markets are more saturated than ever and it’s easier to buy something new than to return it. It’s getting quite crazy isn’t it? It seems like there’s new products after new products, but yet never a product that ACTUALLY fulfills all of our needs. There’s always an extra add […]
We’re always on the hunt for things that makes us feel great and make our lives easier. When you think about it, our clothing plays a pretty important role in our lives. Everyday, we either try on 5 different outfits and settle on the first one, or get that easy-going and familiar feeling pulling out your favorite piece, adding a touch of lipstick and walking out the door.
Nothing is worse than that feeling of being under-dressed and coming across as cheap. So what makes you think that this vibe doesn’t come across when someone sees how you’ve dressed the phone you are using? After all, a phone case is not only a piece for
Spring is in the air, the weather is beautiful, the sun is shining and… revealing all of the dust and dirt that our winter housecleaning didn’t quite clear away! While cleaning house isn’t everybody’s idea of a good time, there’s something about spring cleaning that makes a minimalist (or wannabe) feel renewed and happy. That’s […]
Color Blocking For Minimalists There’s nothing discreet about color-blocking—it’s usually two bold shades paired together to create one statement-making, Mark Rothko-inspired look. Magenta and yellow, cerulean blue and navy, violet and persimmon orange, and so on. But as energetic and playful as it is, for the minimalist, it can be a touch too loud-slash-intimidating. Until not that […]
The holiday season has come and gone, but we are still anticipating and excited for New Year’s Eve! Along with the preparation required for all the night’s festivities — carefully selecting a designated driver, buying the perfect outfit, fully charging your phone, etc. — we lovers of order and simplicity must prepare for the new year in another way. […]
Millennial Minimalism: 2018’s biggest projected trend. Millennials, that segment of the population that’s 18-35 years old and of constant media attention, are turning increasingly to a de-cluttered, minimalist lifestyle. Naturally, this has a fairly major impact on interior design for this generation. Gone are maximalist ornament-bearing shelves, fussy decoration, and accent pieces. In their place are tidy […]
The world of Gucci, Alexander McQueen, and Ted Baker doesn’t appeal to everyone. Sometimes, all that’s required are the basics, and the confident restraint to wear them. Minimalist clothing cuts away the excess colour, pattern and print, relying on simplicity to do the talking. However, finding the right place to park your change has become […]