Beware the “Keeping Up With the Joneses” Trap of a Minimalist Lifestyle

Minimalism is having a moment. At its core is a useful message about conscious consumption and mindful living, which is great. However, as minimalist Anthony Ongaro points out, many people make a common mistake with minimalism: they turn it into a lifestyle trend they have to keep up with. People have different ideas of what minimalism should be, and there’s certainly nothing wrong with simply appreciating it from an aesthetic or design perspective. The problem is, many people gravitate toward the “less is more” lifestyle only to turn it into…

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Minimalist and slow fashion

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas — with so many stores coming up with festive sales — be it goodies or clothes. The latest one to join the bandwagon is The Fashion BARN (TFB), which will have its pop up in Fervour on Lavelle Road as part of its pre-Christmas celebrations. The store will be set up on December 9 and 10 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m Spearheaded by Bengaluru-based Namrata Soni and Kavya Sheth, the pop up offers you a choice of hand-picked products from “over…

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