Ever since Henry David Thoreau, that original hipster, built his “airy and unplastered cabin” beside Walden Pond, male writers have been rushing to get off the grid—and tell you about it.
Minimalism can be a lifestyle. Sometimes, though, it’s not a choice. We spoke to Jana Kasperkevic, a former financial journalist for the Guardian U.S., about her decision to pursue stories of economic hardship and why we never talk about money.
Marni Chan takes apart the stark aesthetics of contemporary dress to reveal the social discomfort born from abundance.
What is minimalism in the context of a relationship? Can the phrase “I’m sorry” be delivered without associations, expectations, and interpretations overwhelming its intent? Sarah Gerard explores the complex process of offering a simple apology.
Only by leaving things behind could photographer Molly Steele see—and share—the world more fully.
Two Williamsburg artists, gallery owners and urban pioneers have made Williamsburg history by turning unconventional spaces into artistic strongholds.
Women’s bodies are full of exciting undulations that defy the sweep of the designer’s pencil. In trying to impose clean minimalist forms onto wobbly eclectic bodies, we wonder, “Am I a rectangle? An hourglass? A triangle?” Sara Cornish examines the history of this absurdly reductive tradition.
When environmental activist Lauren Singer realized how much plastic she was throwing away each day, she decided to give up garbage. Now she’s out to help other people build more sustainable routines.
What is it about minimalist spaces, those mainstays of architectural history classes, that makes them seem cold and alienating to people?