I’m a confessed control freak. Despite my strive for Stoic-like peace of mind, I occasionally fall below my standards. Since dedicating the next two years of my life to doing freelance writing, my primary devices (iPhone and MacBook) have taken on a new level of significance in my life. Before leaving my old job, these trinkets were just that. Now, with my career depending on the internet, these things are necessities. So when my brand new smartphone began operating by itself, I lost my shit! All control was stripped from me, stolen by hardware—I had no hope of fixing myself.

Often times, websites devote a non-trivial amount of css to setting font-size. They declare an unnecessary amount of different font-sizes that upon inspection, don’t come close to resembling a sane type scale.

Our aim was to inspire a renaissance in Asian aesthetics, taking the forms, styles, and motifs that have characterised Japanese design across the centuries and filtering them through the lens of the European tradition to create something new and timeless.

Understanding minimalism means being aware of minimalist design principles and applying them to the creative process, either directly or indirectly. Chances are, you’re already familiar with Dieter Rams’ renowned Ten Principles for Good Design, which were penned decades ago and have proven to be timeless for product design even to this day.

House in Messines

The scale figure is an important element in architecture representations. To juxtapose the human presence against a structure is not only to measure its proportions, but also to experimentally inject life to the project itself and deliver a spatial walkthrough for viewers that lack the accessibility to the space.

Contemporary housing developments in China, and Asia alike, have been experiencing a constant surge of suburban sprawl in relation to its economic growth and global consumerist culture.

When it comes to minimalist design, one aspect that often comes into question is comfort. Minimal design is about finding the purist form of an object or structure, while also being innovative and functional. There is often a compromise to achieve a desired form or aesthetic. And as far as we’re concerned, that is absolutely fine. It’s all about balance.

Guillaume Alan

Balancing comfort, restraint, serenity, and minimalism to create a beautiful simplicity in interior design. Welcome to the mind of interior designer Guillaume Alan. Having grown up in a design-oriented environment with an architect father and interior designer mother, it seems only natural to have taken a similar career path. At just 22, he opened his own studio in Paris, in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area, already displaying his unique style by refurbishing the space with concrete floors, wooden panels, and very pure lines.

In 2011, he opened another design studio in London’s Mayfair, to cater for international clientele. We spoke to Guillaume to discuss his approach to design, the importance of simplicity, and what home means to him.


A mood that takes us back to the 60s where minimalism in design really started to take shape. This is also a period of design innovation, not least by Finnish interior designer Eero Aarnio.

Often times, websites devote a non-trivial amount of css to setting font-size. They declare an unnecessary amount of different font-sizes that upon inspection, don’t come close to resembling a sane type scale.

Surface is a series of carbon fibre furniture consisting of a dining chair and table, designed in collaboration by Terence Woodgate and John Barnard for British contemporary design brand, Established & Sons.