the dance of shadows upon the wall.
nature’s exquisite artwork!
warmth in winter.
coolness in summer.
following are pictures of his own home . . .
the late and great mexican architect . . . luis barragan.
a favorite of mine.
modernity with warmth. color. life. simplicity.
on table tops.
on the wall.
on the floor.
spareness enough to breathe.
yet having enough to be comfortable.
and enough beauty that it delights you every day.
the strange happiness of that magical ‘ just enough.’
not too little.
not too much.
nothing overwhelms with hundreds of items.
the eyes can rest.
the life knows balance.
recently i read about the swedish word . . . lagom.
many of you probably are already familiar with it.
there apparently isn’t a comparative word in english
to describe it totally.
the closest would be a phrase like this i think . . .
‘ artfully just enough ‘
i like the thought of that!
it’s truly the essence of cozy minimalism.
in all aspects of life really . . .
” smile. breathe and go slowly “
~ the little monk . . . thich nhat hanh
sometimes the depth of a wonderful color . . .
but always . . .
the simplicity and sheer loveliness
of clean and clear spaces.
with . . .
it’s pleasant to say isn’t it! lagom.
for the soul.
for living a good life.
” for where your treasure is . . .
there will your heart be also. “
~ luke 12:34
it takes so little to live a rich full life.
don’t believe the hype.
the peer pressure.
the competitive spirit that seems to be
a western epidemic.
the joy of simple things.
not in abundance. but in just enough.
enough so that each thing will hold a place
in your heart.
it’s all about balance.
and that lovely balance is what cozy minimalism is all about!
you just knew i’d get that in here ~ didn’t you now? LOLOL.
and here are some dear words old bean . . .
from the wise old man of great balance . . .
written in the tao te ching ~ over 2500 years ago.
if it was relevant then . . .
think how much more relevant it is today!
in our world of a multitude of things calling out our name . . .
” BUY ME. BUY ME! BUY ME!!! “
the national pastime of ever and ever
acquiring MORE STUFF !!!
” contentment is the greatest treasure “
~ lao tzu . . . simply a wise old man.
til soon old bean.