18 9 / 2014

08 9 / 2014

08 9 / 2014

"There is a contradiction in wanting to be perfectly secure in a universe whose very nature is momentariness and fluidity. But the contradiction lies a little deeper than the mere conflict between the desire for security and the fact of change. If I want to be secure, that is, protected from the flux of life, I am wanting to be separate from life. Yet it is this very sense of separateness which makes me feel insecure. To be secure means to isolate and fortify the “I,” but it is just the feeling of being an isolated “I” which makes me feel lonely and afraid. In other words, the more security I can get, the more I shall want.

To put it still more plainly: the desire for security and the feeling of insecurity are the same thing. To hold your breath is to lose your breath. A society based on the quest for security is nothing but a breath-retention contest in which everyone is as taut as a drum and as purple as a beet.”

Read more about the work of Alan watt on Brainpickings

05 9 / 2014

I just discovered the seminimalista blog and really enjoyed it. Her approach to minimalism resonates with mine. Also I’d love to visit Tokyo one day, so this was a nice read :)

05 9 / 2014

Well written post from Nina about what makes people really feel connected and why it’s important to enjoy the moment.

05 9 / 2014

03 9 / 2014

When architect Macy Miller got out of college, she realized that all her schooling had taught her nothing about actually constructing a house. And then, after living in 2,500-square-foot house, where she had bedrooms that were never used, she decided to downsize — and to build herself. The result is a beautiful, 192-square-foot shelter on the outskirts of Boise. 

When architect Macy Miller got out of college, she realized that all her schooling had taught her nothing about actually constructing a house. And then, after living in 2,500-square-foot house, where she had bedrooms that were never used, she decided to downsize — and to build herself. The result is a beautiful, 192-square-foot shelter on the outskirts of Boise. 

03 9 / 2014

03 9 / 2014

A Place for Everything: A 900-Square-Foot Loft for a Family of Four. I really like the spacious look of this apartment! You can find more pictures on Modelista

A Place for Everything: A 900-Square-Foot Loft for a Family of Four. I really like the spacious look of this apartment! You can find more pictures on Modelista

17 8 / 2014

I realized at one point that this need for excess was fueled by my desire to be happy, but the funny thing is, none of it was actually making me happy. It’s crazy to think about how much I’ve transformed by being on the road.