In Volume 13 our loose theme is SIMPLIFY. In recent years, our lives have all been affected in significant ways. Not only have we experienced a global pandemic but we are also living with and grappling with the effects of climate change.
For many, these enormous events and occurrences have made us reevaluate how we live our lives, and more often than not, they have highlighted what is important. For me, the word ‘simplicity’ kept filtering into my thought processes - not only have I felt compelled to simplify my home and my belongings, but I became more aware of the simple things in life. Appreciation for simple pleasures, which in turn brings a sense of contentment to the every day.
This issue celebrates ideas around simplicity and simple living. It is not about stark, minimal spaces, but homes and creative spaces where the owner has been considered and thoughtful about design and styling and what is important to them. We hear from creative business owners whose ethos is anchored in a simple way of life, creating and selling objects that have provenance, providing joy through functionality, beauty and meaning.