Graham Hill’s Minimalist Single Family Tiny House Prototype, LifeEdited Maui

An off the grid, eco-friendly home on the idyllic island from the sustainability expert

by Ida Therén “We’ve built these overwhelming lives for ourselves. Our bodies and our houses have ballooned. Many of us have a desire for a simpler life with less stuff,” TreeHugger founder Graham Hill says as he looks out over the green valley behind his new minimalist house in the dreamlike Haiku community of Maui, Hawaii. It’s early morning, not long after his daily morning …

Piaule’s Minimalist Ceramic Vessels

Mindfully made pieces, crafted painstakingly in the USA

Only one set of dishware—a ceramic bowl and a plate—brings me joy daily. They were handmade for Piaule, an online-only brand that is painstakingly perfecting homewares one at a time; and as a testament to their work, I’ve never felt the need to own any more bowls or plates. Piaule works so painstakingly, in fact, that it’s been about a year since their last release: …

Putting Light Phone to the Test

Disconnecting from the "pocket computer lifestyle" with this credit card-sized device

When it was announced in 2015, the concept behind the Kickstarter-funded Light Phone felt much like a breath of fresh air. Roughly the size of four stacked credit cards, the device proposed a mobile world free of internet, apps and even texting (unlike the Punkt. MP 01 which was announced a few months later). The Light Phone has its own SIM card and number, but …

COS + Agnes Martin Guggenheim Capsule Collection

Twelve pieces for all genders, emboldened by the abstract minimalist's work

As one circles up the rotunda at NYC’s Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, a selection from the life’s work of artist Agnes Martin offers inspirational insight. The introductory piece from 1957 declares Martin’s devotion to abstract expressionism. This yields to decades worth of graphite grid work—punctuated from time to time with watercolor. This grid use nods to a lack of hierarchy and a desire for approachability. …