I come across many minimalism blogs (mostly American). People are trying to embrace a minimalist lifestyle for various reasons (financial, environmental and mental health, to name a few) across many aspects of life. Here's some recent finds on this theme:
- Remember The New Joneses? They set up house in Melbourne's Fed Square during Buy Nothing New Month last year. For one week they had to find second-hand sources for life's necessities (and luxuries). The video explains it much better than I do.
- Ignoring the terrible grammar, I agree with most of the points in this article from Apartment Therapy.
- Erin from Design for Mankind questions her excessive (yet pretty normal for most women I know) wardrobe, illustrated by the beautiful sculptural fashion of Nadine Goepfert
- Wardrobe de-cluttering guides are pretty ubiquitous but I like this practical one from econest. (And if you do decide to buy some "new" threads, she follows up with this great guide to op-shopping from former Vogue Japan editor, Peppermint Magazine contributor and "Queen of Vintage" Leeyong Soo.)
- The uggly world of "Australian made" ugg boots - an interview with the only Australian-made ugg factory that tans its own sheep leather - ABC Rural, via my big sis
- Booming cashmere trade threatens snow leopards, wild yaks - of course, this article is plastered in pop-up ads for J. Crew, famous for their mass-produced cashmere - ecouterre
- Bangladesh Pollution, Told in Colors and Smells - New York Times
- Australians Are Getting Fatter - the New York Times perspective on our growing obesity.