162. Minimalism

Minimalism is a philosophy that many find appealing, but what connection does it have to wealth?

-Links for the Curious-

“Minimalism,” by the Minimalists – www.theminimalists.com/minimalism/

“Horror Vacui,” Principles of Design, by Lidwell et al – people.sunyit.edu/~lepres/thesis/principles/129_pdfsam_POD.pdf

“The Class Politics of Decluttering,” by Stephanie Land – www.nytimes.com/2016/07/18/opinion/the-class-politics-of-decluttering.html

White Space: An Overlooked Element of Design (Coates, 2014) – core.ac.uk/download/pdf/43645364.pdf

Posessions and the Extended Self (Belk, 1988) – academic.oup.com/jcr/article-pdf/15/2/139/5210897/15-2-139.pdf

How do storefront window displays influence entering decisions of clothing stores? (Oh & Petrie, 2012) – www.researchgate.net/publication/251630953_How_do_storefront_window_displays_influence_entering_decisions_of_clothing_stores

A fun parody of Kondo’s philosophy in an IKEA ad, demonstrating conclusively that there is nothing capitalism cannot harness to sell you stuff – www.ladn.eu/news-business/actualites-annonceurs/ikea-parodie-marie-kondo-publicite/

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