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The 7 Myths of a Containerized Lifestyle

A place for everything and everything in its place…really? An interesting tidbit: not only is containerize a verb (to pack in containers or ship by containerization, of course) but it’s a mid-century word possibly invented to meet the growing popularity of the suburban Tupperware party. Many promises were made during […]

Tiny Kitchen Living: 5 Tips for Cooking in a Small Space

Small kitchen? No problem.  Table covered in mixing bowls, two pots boiling, one thing on the verge of burning in the oven, a dish almost just tipped over and fell into the sink, and how the hell did all of the counter space get covered in vegetable peelings? Sound familiar? […]

2011 in Review: How Small Spaces Trumped McMansions

Small was sexy in 2011.  The world’s population hit seven billion this year and is projected to reach nine billion by 2050 – a sure sign that we better start figuring out ways to maximize space. The average house size in America has more than doubled since the 1950s, forcing […]

Modernist Life in Miniature

Mid-century modern gets minimized. Before going any further, a disclaimer: we are not on the verge of writing about dollhouses. These are mini modernist manses and mid-century inspired miniatures we’re blogging about here, a tribute to those of us who cannot afford and/or agree with our spouses on acquiring the […]

Pared Down Packaging for the Minimalist Obsessed

Today’s consumer is playing striptease with their packaging: how minimal can you go? Trending right now in package design is minimalism: clean, simple, graphic-free, often recyclable packaging for our daily essentials. By virtue of being minimalist – listing only the need-to-know basics – a new generation of designers is recognizing […]

Modernist Life in Miniature

Mid-century modern gets minimized. Before going any further, a disclaimer: we are not on the verge of writing about dollhouses. These are mini modernist manses and mid-century inspired miniatures we’re blogging about here, a tribute to those of us who cannot afford and/or agree with our spouses on acquiring the […]

20 Pick Up Lines for Minimalists

Hey girl, don’t you think it’s time you and I minimized? Are you a perfectionist when it comes to dating? Not in terms of looks, build, employability, dancing skills, or personality – heck, you’ll take whatever package they come in provided that package is streamlined. If your standards are otherwise […]

Tiny Kitchen Living: 5 Tips for Cooking in a Small Space

Small kitchen? No problem.  Table covered in mixing bowls, two pots boiling, one thing on the verge of burning in the oven, a dish almost just tipped over and fell into the sink, and how the hell did all of the counter space get covered in vegetable peelings? Sound familiar? […]

The Friday 5: Stripped-Down Version

The best of the week at EcoSalon, hand-picked for your clicking pleasure. Minimalism – “it’s about more than throwing $hit out”, and K. Emily Bond has some 25 delicious examples of the power of a sparsely but beautifully decorated room. How woolen is modern wool, and what needs to be […]

Tiny Kitchen Living: 5 Tips for Cooking in a Small Space

Small kitchen? No problem.  Table covered in mixing bowls, two pots boiling, one thing on the verge of burning in the oven, a dish almost just tipped over and fell into the sink, and how the hell did all of the counter space get covered in vegetable peelings? Sound familiar? […]

Behind The Label: MUJI

Sustainability through simplicity. For minimalist shoppers, MUJI is the holy grail – an emporium of Japanese-inspired simplicity offering everything from hangers to notebooks to striped cotton tees. MUJI’s mission is similarly minimalist: “to offer the opportunity of a Pleasant Life to people around the world.” Its products are simple, well-designed, […]

Inspiration: A Peek Inside 25 Minimalist Rooms

Step 1: Declutter. Step 2: Picture yourself [here]. Minimalism. It’s about more than throwing $hit out. It’s a state of mind. It’s an extremely conscious way of being, a hyper-awareness about consumerism and its impact on the most macro and micro of living spaces, the macro being this fine green […]

The Friday 5: Stripped-Down Version

The best of the week at EcoSalon, hand-picked for your clicking pleasure. Minimalism – “it’s about more than throwing $hit out”, and K. Emily Bond has some 25 delicious examples of the power of a sparsely but beautifully decorated room. How woolen is modern wool, and what needs to be […]

2011 in Review: How Small Spaces Trumped McMansions

Small was sexy in 2011.  The world’s population hit seven billion this year and is projected to reach nine billion by 2050 – a sure sign that we better start figuring out ways to maximize space. The average house size in America has more than doubled since the 1950s, forcing […]

Pared Down Packaging for the Minimalist Obsessed

Today’s consumer is playing striptease with their packaging: how minimal can you go? Trending right now in package design is minimalism: clean, simple, graphic-free, often recyclable packaging for our daily essentials. By virtue of being minimalist – listing only the need-to-know basics – a new generation of designers is recognizing […]

The 7 Myths of a Containerized Lifestyle

A place for everything and everything in its place…really? An interesting tidbit: not only is containerize a verb (to pack in containers or ship by containerization, of course) but it’s a mid-century word possibly invented to meet the growing popularity of the suburban Tupperware party. Many promises were made during […]

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Tiny Kitchen Living: 5 Tips for Cooking in a Small Space

Small kitchen? No problem.  Table covered in mixing bowls, two pots boiling, one thing on the verge of burning in the oven, a dish almost just tipped over and fell into the sink, and how the hell did all of the counter space get covered in vegetable peelings? Sound familiar? […]

Modernist Life in Miniature

Mid-century modern gets minimized. Before going any further, a disclaimer: we are not on the verge of writing about dollhouses. These are mini modernist manses and mid-century inspired miniatures we’re blogging about here, a tribute to those of us who cannot afford and/or agree with our spouses on acquiring the […]

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