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In defence of Maximalism

Maximalism is dying. What used to be a world that championed the public expression of individualism is waning – the promotion of eclecticism has now been usurped by minimalist monochrome…

The Tragedy of Macbeth: Shakespeare done right

Shakespeare adaptations are hard to pull off. The early attempts by Laurence Olivier are very close to theatre – with traditional costume, adherence to the original text, and dramatic acting.…

Five lockdown charity shop alternatives

Lockdown(s) have triggered us all to take conscious steps towards improving our lives. For many, this has taken the form of clutter clear outs and closet purges, making way for…

Is the van life for me?

For a long time, there has been a social blueprint ingrained in us that dictates how we should function as a member of society. The idea of getting a corporate…

The Minimalists: Less is Now

⭐ ⭐ 2 stars The world we live in is characterised largely by the immense accumulation of things. It has never been easier to buy consumer goods; sites like amazon…

Closet minimalism – it doesn’t have to be bland

Closets can be a very personal space. Yes, they store your clothes, bags and shoes, but also memories and parts of your personality. My closet consists of a mountain of…

The many benefits of minimalism on mental well-being

Minimalism is a trend that can be applied to almost all aspects of day to day life; decluttering your wardrobe, home, and bags can not only make your life simpler…

Maximalism vs Minimalism: two Lifestyle writers give their take on the different methods

When it comes to minimalism, Marie Kondo is the queen. Kondo is a Japanese organising consultant and former sociology student and is most notable for her book The Life-Changing Magic…