Inspired by “space operas, pop culture, geometry and the setting sun,” Esther Ruiz’s objects splay the line between both distant and minimal and approachable and hypnotic.
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.
Growing up in a working-class family, Tracy Moore’s childhood was defined by what she lacked—financial security and social mobility.
A practitioner of “straight photography,” Berenice Abbott never altered her subjects or scene, and in doing so captured more than 300 photographs of New York City as it evolved from 1929 to 1938.
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.
A master of precise language, Grace Paley was an author and poet known for incorporating the daily lives of New York women into her short stories and novels.
Sheena Iyengar’s famous “jam study” found that when we are faced with too many choices, we become paralyzed and are unable to make a decision at all, challenging the social construct that more options are better for the consumer.
Influenced by Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, Anne LaBastille built a secluded log cabin in the mountains in 1965 and lived there without modern luxuries for decades.
The increasingly popular practice of mindfulness emphasizes how the future is shaped by the present.
Basic, simple, minimal, elegant—behind these catalogue descriptors is a culture in retreat. Too many choices, too much opportunity, too much pressure to create individuality through style has led to a trend of minimalist fashion. Marni Chan takes apart the stark aesthetics of contemporary dress to reveal the social discomfort born from abundance.
While a tenet of minimalist philosophy is awareness—the removal of all but the essential in order to fully appreciate an object, a food, a garment—this makes its opposite equally true. Minimalism is a throttle on pleasure, a restriction of life. A spiritual starvation. Jessica Gross examines two sides of the minimalist approach.
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.
Among body shops and tire yards on an unexpected block in Brooklyn, the scents of…