Minimalism: Impulse Buying/ Unnecessary Purchases

This Wednesday was “Singles Day”: a fictitious shopping festival invented by AliExpress to rival (and greatly surpass) Black Friday as a global shopping day. I have to say, I did get involved. I ordered stuff I kind of needed but had been putting off buying – film for my Instax…

Re-upholstering Kitchen Chairs

A project I’ve been meaning to do for a long time – re-upholstering my kitchen chairs. It was previously done in the early 2000s some time and since then the entire kitchen has been renovated; the chairs are about the only thing remaining from the ‘old kitchen’. I ordered some…

Digital EcoMinimalism – Email Inbox Declutter

Yesterday I attended a webinar by Gerard McGovern (author of World Wide Waste) about digital waste and the contribution of digital data to the carbon in the atmosphere. It was fascinating and, while I have been aware that data and digital media has a real energy use and carbon footprint,…