afternoon light / new minimalism
The late afternoon light comes in at a strong angle over our dining table. Generously exposing every particle of dust or crumb left there by the kids. The fig tree is happy about it, hopefully helping it to grow much bigger and stronger.
Earlier today I posted this article from The Spaces to my Facebook, which is my personal page and I often wonder if I should just go ahead and create a FB page for the blog. What do you think? Anyways, the article explores what today's minimalism in the age of technology and what that means, the desire for quality and handmade features and those imperfect products from times past.
Minimalism now isn't just about the absence of things 'but about using the absence of things to enhance the meaning of what we chose to retain.'
Joanna Laajisto has a great was asked to define luxury, which has become a very relative term depending on who you ask.
‘Luxury today is time and quietness – two things that we don’t have during our hectic days. People want to make their homes safe havens they can retreat to with their families.’
As a mother I share a similar definition of luxury, though I would also consider staying away in a hotel or at a spa with my own thoughts and no one demanding my attention to be a luxurious moment. A very interesting discussion that I think is incredibly relevant to our modern times.