As the market becomes more and more saturated, products are becoming mass produced and less unique. Although there are many issues, such as workers rights and materials used, the bottom line is that quality is being traded for cheapness and at a strikingly high cost. Many high label brands are producing quality items, only to have similar brands mimic them with the stripped down, cheaper versions. The underlying problem with this is not only that typically these products are made in unjust ways, but that supporting this, contributes to the overflowing landfills that are detrimental to our well being.
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!
Ahhh, the excitement you get when heading out on another trip. The thrill of hitting confirm as you book the flight, the child-like wonder you have when thinking of the next detestation you’ll explore and the bliss you have when thinking about new experiences you’ll encounter. Traveling is an exciting experience in itself, but so is planning for your trip. Nothing beats packing in the most perfect manner, and therefore being able to enjoy your trip to it’s fullest. You want to avoid being over or under-dressed, or forgetting important necessities, but sometimes there are just so many options to take it’s a little overwhelming.
I’m sure we all have been there – in front of the busy lineup of people who have not had their Monday morning coffees yet, scrambling around with your wallet in one hand, piping hot coffee in the other, accidently trying to pay with your 3-year-old library card, and dropping change on the ground. It’s […]
Now, taking care of your phone shouldn’t seem so hard right? You buy a phone case, you make sure you properly sync it with your computer, and you try not to abuse it and throw it around. Simple right? Yes, very simple, until you run into a little problem…
You buy a cheap phone case and it doesn’t work. It’s a bad scene. You’re getting frustrated everyday with it considering it doesn’t fit in your pocket or evening bag, and it has this weird silicone smell. You’re even starting to feel a little self-conscious. When you go out for a meal with friends and everyone sets their phone on the table and yours sticks out like a sore thumb. Then, it sort of hits you. You’ve made an investment in your phone, so why not the phone case? If you buy a Canon, you’re going to buy the proper case to protect it. But you think – why are phone cases so expensive anyway?
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
Packing your life into a carry-on can be hard, but picking the right travel essentials doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re the type of traveler who buys a one-way ticket and ends up halfway across the continent, the one who knows all the posh events and to-die-for restaurants in every city or the one who […]
So you’re on the lookout for a new phone case. You want something protective, but stylish. Something unique, but modern and on trend. You’ve decided that you’ll skip those cheap $10.00 phone cases because you want something of quality and the bottom line is the safety of your phone. You’re also completely over cheap looking […]
3 Hard Lessons Learned From Buying Cheap Phone Cases There’s not many things in life that you can get away with “cheaping out.” If you buy the cheap alternatives things could really end up bad. Your $15.00 blender could go warp-speed and spin a green smoothie all over your kitchen, and while you try to […]
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 […]