All posts tagged “minimalism

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Tokyo Jewel

I have a fascination with “small” Japanese homes. Many, or perhaps most of them, would be illegal to build in a place like Toronto. This one here in Tokyo, called Jewel, is only 1.4m wide on its narrowest elevation. See above photo. Designed by Apollo… Read More

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E20_Private Residence

The private residence below is located on a quiet street in the village of Pliezhausen – about 30 km south of Stuttgart. Designed by Steimle Architekten, the house is 376 square meters and sits on a 658 square meter property. Its insulated concrete shell is… Read More

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Peach skin

I am fascinated by the way the Japanese think about housing. It is very different than the way we think about housing here in North America. Below is a small house tour that reinforces that. If you can’t see it below, click here.

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Important things

Last weekend I watched Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things. I’ve been reading the blog for awhile now (I blogged about it) and so the movie has been on my to-do list since it came out. Now, I am not a minimalist to the… Read More

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Going paperless

Last week I picked up an Epson document scanner with the hope of going paperless in my home office. I know I’m late to this party, but just hadn’t gotten around to researching and selecting the right machine. Manually filing papers is passé, time consuming, and… Read More

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Living minimally

“The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.” – Lin Yutang Yesterday I posted the above photo on social media with the caption:  “This year I decided to go ALL OUT for Halloween.”  A friend then responded and said:  “A minimalist does Halloween.… Read More