Minimalism

The important things are rarely actual things

by Diana Solomon

'Tis the season to be jolly. And shop (more) mindfully.

According to studies, people on average spend half of their salary on Christmas presents. And if you count the job deadliness in the month of December, the traffic and the `Shop Now` campaigns, it is easy to imagine why most of us become stressed before the Holidays.

Even if the idea of a gift is to brings you joy, sometimes it can also be overwhelming.

Therefore, to avoid the shopping madness, you can follow a minimalist...


The (Gentle) Art of Saying "No"

by Diana Solomon

We live in an era where the FOMO (fear of missing out) is not just a teen thing, but a real problem that can impact our health.  We also have busy schedules, never ending to-do lists, we are multitasking and `I do not have time` becomes a refrain we sing  on a daily basis.

We say YES to everything because we do not want to miss any opportunity. And every time we have five minutes to spare, we reach for our phones. We are so eager...


Interview Series | Minimalism into daily cooking

by Diana Solomon

What is the first thing that pops up into your mind when you are thinking about minimalism?

We bet that you almost instantly start thinking about airy Scandinavian rooms, with green plants here and there. Or maybe a dreamy capsule-wardrobe, with simple white sheets and lingerie with quiet aesthetic? But what about food?

Kitchen is the heart of our home. Therefore, for a better understanding of the symbiosis between the art of cooking, kitchen supplies and minimalism, we’ve talked to Cătălina Penciu.

Cătălina is...


Pack Small, Travel Light

by Diana Solomon

Unless you are planning a trip to a village in the middle of nowhere, forget about your big heavy luggage. Also, forget about your hairdryer, iron, hair straightener and most of your toiletries. Instead, choose a small backpack and learn how to travel light.

The idea is to have more freedom to move and less things to take care of. The smaller and smarter you pack, the more flexible you will be.

Most of us tend to overpack because we try to prevent certain situations. A...


Buy Less & Repair

by Diana Solomon

It looks like speed is the major obsession of this century. While we understand the need for a high-speed Internet, we are concerned about the impact of fast-fashion on people and the environment. Excessive buying behaviour is neither sustainable nor good for our health. We need to treat our clothes with respect. And love.

So here’s a challenge: let’s try not to fall into the trap of consumerism and learn to appreciate the clothes that we already have.

How do we do that? Here are...