maximalism

The Comfort of Things, by Daniel Miller

July 27, 2010

The Comfort of Things, by Daniel Miller

“We live today in a world of ever more stuff – what sometimes seems a deluge of goods and shopping. We tend to assume that this has two results: that we are more superficial, and that we are more materialistic, our relationships to things coming at the expense of our relationships to people.

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Ray Eames’ workspace vs. Charles Eames’ workspace

January 15, 2009

Ray Eames’ workspace vs. Charles Eames’ workspace

There’s something compelling about Ray Eames’ desk area, papered with work and photographs. Many people seem to have a fierce aversion to clutter these days (driven no doubt by the storage furniture industry) but artists like to have materials and visual stimulation at hand in their studios and there’s some evidence that this supports the creative process.

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Minimalism vs. maximalism – “minimum is maximum in drag.”

November 2, 2008

Minimalism vs. maximalism – “minimum is maximum in drag.”

It would be hard to count the number of times I’ve seen a photo of a beautiful minimalist interior in a blog and then scrolled down to the comments to discover that many people find it cold, sterile, clinical, unfit for kids, even morally reprehensible.

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