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Minimal Offices via Finnish Design Shop
The ever so brilliant Finnish Design Shop has released a beautifully curated collection of minimal home office pieces. I have to fully agree with their belief that a well-planned storage system, comfortable chair and desk are essential for your productivity. The list includes favorites like Norman Copenhagen, Muuto, Marimekko, Iitala and Hay among other greats.

Photography and Styling: Riikka Kantinkoski

Minimal Offices via Finnish Design Shop

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Fall Pants
Need Supply Co. has launched a brilliant Fall collection, filled with unique pieces that give us a new take on colors, shapes and materials. Like this Roslyn Pant in *gold* by Stelen. An in-house line from Need Supply Co. Stelen offers statement silhouettes that draw lead inspiration from the finest Scandinavian style. – Blending the spirit of Swedish whimsy with Danish rationality and a focus on materiality, Stelen does wearable yet forward pieces that transcend seasonality. How would you wear those Roslyn pants?

Prothography via Need Supply Co.

Fall Pants



The
Essential Principles of
Decluttering
Living one's life intentionally is easier said than done. People have started to throw out Minimalism quotes like bible verses from Sunday's mass... and though they're empowering, there's a massive gap between the believing and the doing. Jumping in with both feet is scary for anyone, unless, like myself, life has not given you an option. It's safe to say that your journey to becoming more mindful about material things will be a tad uncomfortable to say the least.

Introducing change into our lives, no matter how adventurous our brains are, will always generate a little discomfort. Human beings are bound to resist change because in changing there's a lot of uncertainty (and living on the safe side is always more appealing) - so the immediate answer to something new and challenging is most often NO.

Decluttering is not about tossing things away that are broken or rummaging through your drawers trying to find things that you haven't seen since 1982 - It's about bringing more meaning into your life, it's about enjoying every single thing you have. It's not as much about letting go as it is about keeping things that add to your life.

Human beings can only truly cherish a limited number of things at one time... that is why I want to cherish properly the things I love, and that is why I have insisted on tidying so much of my life. – Marie Kondo
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What if we all saw decluttering as life-giving instead of life-depriving? That micro mind shift alone can be so powerful that resistance will stop taking the drivers seat in your life. That internal talk has sharpened my desire for simplicity and taught me the value of the principles I'm about to talk about.

01. Start Easy The best way to get started decluttering is by simply cleaning up, getting rid of the no-brainer types of things. If you start with the hard things first (like things that right now have emotional value to you), you will be challenging your ability to make progress yourself.

02. Keep Memories Not Things There are many ways to honor the love that you receive from others. There's no need to keep every single letter, gift or souvenir. Your memories are louder and more meaningful than things that are put away in drawers.

03. No Space For Junk If you dedicate a special shrine in your home for junk... chances are junk will always be a part of your life. Clear all junk-rooms, junk-drawers, junk-basements and re-purpose their use. Everything that you own takes your time to maintain. Are you wasting your time on junk?

04. Stop The Incoming Flow Taking (old) things out will be a waste of your precious time if you keep bringing (new) things in. Making new habits is important to allow you to buy what you need, not what you think you will need "if". Learn to put off buying things rather than splashing out with impulse buys.

05. Don't Spend: Invest This practice will forever change your life. Learning to invest rather than spend will have the greatest of impact - simply because you automatically give more value to the things you decide to bring into your life. Learning to invest in things that have purpose and function is life altering. Make smart decisions when it comes to function, purpose and durability.

Mindfulness cannot be achieved unless is exercised - so if you're having trouble in this area of your life make small trigger goals that can help push you through: For example - if you are having issues getting rid of something, try using it a few days in a row. Chances are you'll see how invaluable it really is to your life and end up getting rid of it. Gather a tribe and start hanging out with people doing the same thing you're doing. Accountability and shared experience are an enormous source of inspiration.

Focus on outcomes - not activities - and the "doing" part of it all will become something automatic in your life.

Which of these principles do you find the hardest to apply in your life? For me it was Investing rather than Spending.

I'd love to know.

Photography: Sara Medina Lind with Thanks

The Essential Principles of Decluttering



Poached Egg Over Millet Cakes
My current breakfast routine is nothing to write home about. I usually just go for the easiest bet which in my book is oatmeal, while my head indulges in graphic breakfast images like this Poached Egg Over Millet stunner. I decided to give this recipe a go on Sunday (night) and even though I already knew it wouldn't disappoint - Because, as you know What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today is one of my favorite food blogs and Martha Greber my imaginary kick-ass food Guru. As usual, I was more than pleased with the results, millet happens to be one of my favorite things to eat, to a point in which one of the themes from my previous blog layouts collection was affectionately named after that holy grain. Go to Martha's blog for the full recipe and let me know if you give it a try.

Photography via: What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today

Poached Egg Over Millet Cakes



Københavns Møbelsnedkeri
Københavns Møbelsnedkeri is a brilliant handmade furniture workshop and online shop based in Copenhagen. Since the company was founded in 2006 they have designed a collection of new classics and left a strong fingerprint on private homes, shops, offices and restaurants around the world. Their amazingly talented staff has given a new meaning to the craft as they continue to create a new wave of fine designed home furniture. My visualization board now includes them because, who wouldn't want these pieces in their home?

Photography by: Line Klein

Københavns Møbelsnedkeri



QWSTION
Qwstion is the result of the creative dream of founder Sebastian Kruit, Swiss industrial designers Christian Kaegi and Fabrice Aeberhard and graphic designers Matthias Graf and Hannes Schoenegger. In 2008 they set out to create a bag bag could close the gap between functional sports bags and elegant fashion bags and they achieved it. Their desire to create products that are for everyday use and independent in style led to the development of bags that work just as well on a bicycle as in a business meeting.

Qwstion's impeccable detailing and functional approach has gained them well-deserved recognition in the Minimalism world.

I stumbled upon their stunning Simple Shopper Bag via Minimalism & Co. — A parcel-based shop that is eager to help you build a more balanced relationship with the things you acquire and discover objects worth owning. The Simple Shopper Bag is part of their Style Staple Parcel which will quickly become the perfect addition to your Autum wardrobe.

Photography via Minimalism & Co.

QWSTION

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