Curator Notes: Favorite Finds (August 2016)
These are the books, articles, videos, and other content we lingered on and considered.
How to Make a Nation
Given the state of politics in the U.S. and abroad we're devouring content on government, including this guide by Monocle.
Japan's Form of Minimalism
Japan has taken the minimalist trend to a new level. Insider provides a look inside the stark aesthetic of several homeowners. The bar has been raised.
Leo Babauta is Challenged
Penelope Trunk warns us not to be so quick to adopt the philosophy of Leo Babauta and other so-called minimalist gurus. It's a refreshing counter argument.
Minimalism vs. Maximalism
What's the opposite of minimalism? GQ does a comparison by showcasing the far end of the spectrum – maximalism. See examples and choose your side.
The Case Against Minimalist Living
Read why this writer is turning her back on the trend. You may not agree but her case provides an interesting perspective on the tradeoffs of living simply.