Now that the minimalism rage is dying down, let’s go full circle and review an iconoclast in the movement. It might provide some insight into what minimalism is really all about instead of the duplicate world of 100 possessions and Veganism – both nice ideas but not minimalist on their own.


Those who judge minimalism by its appearance alone will call it spartan, austere, even soulless. But art and design are not just about appearances. Ornamentation is not art. Great art is about heightening our experiences. To me, the minimalist aesthetic is the most humanist of all, one that elicits the full power of all our senses. What Le Corbusier called “the spirit of order, a unity of intention” is what allows us to see beauty and to take part in the journeys of our own hearts and minds.

via Esquire