I think that quote has hit the nail on the head. I love minimalism. Am yet to achieve its equilibrium though. (hoarder).
I can't tell you how many times I've pared down accessories only to let them gradually creep back in. I'm not a very good minimalist either, but it's something to aspire to. :)
Oh good! I like that one. I can now increase my typewriter collection to several hundred! Watch for me on the hoarders TV program!
What is it with us and vintage collections? We don't know the word "enough."
It seems like minimalism takes constant vigilance . . . it doesn't quite seem to be our default setting. If/when you can truly get to a state of minimalism though - its like a zen master at the top of his game. Definitely aspirational.
It definitely isn't my natural state, and just when I think I have things relatively spare and simple, there's just one more thing I have to buy. With so much beautiful stuff out there, how do you decide what is the perfect stuff...and how do you get the willpower to walk away from the rest?
You did pretty well abstaining from buying typewriters for a while last year! :)
We just went through our friends' house who have listed it for sale. They have completely de-cluttered for the open houses. It look fantastic! But they complain that they can't find anything. I do kind of want to needlepoint the above onto a pillow though. Would that count as clutter?
I see photos of very, very minimalist homes, and they're so beautiful, but I'm afraid I'd feel like I were not quite moved into a new home. As for the pillow, I think that would be acceptable clutter, but what do I know? :)