Posts Tagged ‘Minimalism’

Making | Minimalism | The Film

Monday, May 8th, 2017

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what a wonderful little doc.  simple and powerful.  i found Matt who directed and filmed it inspiring how he tackled this project.  he created a little series about the film and i wanted to share it.

the film is on netflix so please get a chance to share it.  they visited Toronto for a special little screening.

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you can view the trailer and watch the little segments about the making of the film.

 

Minimalism | A Documentary + Toronto Viewing w/ some foods beforehand

Friday, March 11th, 2016

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How might your life be better with less? “Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things,” a feature-length documentary from the popular simple-living duo The Minimalists, examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from various walks of life. From minimalist architects, designers, and musicians, to businessmen, authors, and minimalist families, this film explores various recipes for how to live a more meaningful, deliberate life. Not a perfect life, not an easy life—a simple life.

This Documentary will be shown for a night in Toronto on June 1st, 2016 and you can get tickets here for $15 bones and maybe a little dinner at Insomnia Restaurant on Bloor before hand.

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The Film is at 8:30pm and I think I know what to order already at Insomnia and will be at the restaurant by 6:30pm.

I will have a good time if it’s even myself since I’m a minimalist 😉 and it’s open to anyone to get tickets and meet up for some food or a drink beforehand.

Own Less, Live More: 700 Sq. Ft. Small House of Freedom | Tiny Living

Friday, January 24th, 2014

KLand sent me this article.  Just wanted to share.  The link to the full article is at the bottom.

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When it comes to small houses planning and design really counts.

This couple began creating ideas for their future “perfect” home early in their marriage.

They wanted a home that was big enough for just the two of them (and their dogs).

This way they’d have more time and money for their personal interests.

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Aaron Leitz for the NY Times

See more of Lily Copenagle and Jamie Kennel’s small house below. They’re the couple behind this 700 sq. ft. house of freedom.

 

And the home is environmentally friendly, too. They use a rainwater system to reuse water and hydrate their plants. They also have a 550-gallon rain barrel on the property.

Cleaning is a breeze since you can plug the vacuum in at one spot and reach the entire house from there.

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Aaron Leitz for the NY Times

It’s a one room design with a curtain for privacy to enclose the bedroom when desired. The home was completed in 2012 with costs of about $135,000 to build (including labor and materials).

A Rais wood stove that swivels is what keeps the place warm.

They were also able to include an office area for the both of them.

Along with book shelves throughout to store their collection of literature.

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Aaron Leitz for the NY Times

Another one of their smart design moves was putting the washer and dryer in their clothes closet so that doing laundry is quick, easy and painless.

Genius, I say.

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Aaron Leitz for the NY Times

If you head out back on the property you’ll also notice two storage sheds with living roofs.

One of the sheds is like a workshop with tools, bench and garden supplies while the other holds their recreational stuff like their kayak and other outdoor gear.

And  yes, they actually have the spare time to use this stuff thanks to their less demanding home.

“There’s so much personal freedom in going smaller,” says Mr. Kennel in the article at the NY Times.

Read the original article here.

See more by taking a complete photo tour of their 700 sq. ft. home here (click on View Slide Show when you get there).

 

Tiny Homes | Inspiring | Lego Apartments + Storage Container Houses

Monday, July 8th, 2013

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 Below is some other inspiring videos and I just find it interesting to see how people change the way the look at things and the space we think we need and all the items we fill our lives with.

I find these videos inspiring and makes me wonder what it would be like to think different and live different.

Funday Friday | Inspiring Apartment

Friday, November 9th, 2012

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A year ago and I seen this apartment that I thought was so cool how it was created and designed.  I wanted to share it with you on Funday Friday.

When Christian Schallert isn’t cooking, dressing, sleeping or eating, his 24 square meter (258 square feet) apartment looks like an empty cube. To use a piece of furniture, he has to build it.

Located in Barcelona’s hip Born district, the tiny apartment is a remodeled pigeon loft. Christian says its design was inspired by the space-saving furniture aboard boats, as well as the clean lines of a small Japanese home.