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Making Room

It seemed that as I made the decision to spend more time working on my book and less time with other things, including blogging and writing essays, I was tested. 933 more words


tuesday trending: convertible interiors

We seem to live in a world of two extremes: we have the oversized McMansions and “stuff overload to balance the significantly smaller, tiny home (or condo) and simplification movement. 611 more words

Mecc Interiors

the pains of culling

After nine months of procrastination, I decided to give up my self-storage unit at Koala‘s Sanlitun branch. The significance of my decision is probably only obvious to those who live in Beijing and have been waiting for months (generally in vain) for a unit to become available at Koala’s most popular branch. 851 more words


January 22: Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

The three-week mark has delivered some noticeable David Bowie Ch-ch-changes. This morning during my stretches, my elbows touched the ground for a few seconds! Brief, but satisfying (before the pain told me to stop overdoing it!). 381 more words

Physically Fit

Making balance a priority

My life is a bit of a runaway train right now. Things are moving far faster than I can move and the flying debris  seems to be well out of my control. 711 more words

Everyday Living

About the Essentialista

My interest in minimalism as a lifestyle choice and productivity strategy is the result of the evolution of my philosophy of life from the Voluntary Simplicity of the 1990s environmental movement, my liberating gypsy-like time living out of two small pieces of luggage (with no car and no actual home of my own) as a newbie flight attendant, and my respect for the uncluttered serenity of Japanese interior design and the Buddhist message of impermanence. 436 more words