Material Minimalism

Consumers are seeking straightforward designs to simplify life
Implications - As the credit-crunched regain what they have lost, they are choosing to purchase products that are minimal in design, shape and function. And as the world around becomes more cluttered and hectic, consumers are seeking solace in simplistic purchases. Glamour and clutter have made way for material minimalism.
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Extreme Minimalist Dresses - Digna Kosse Creates Unwearable Clothing from Pieces of Yarn
SCORE: 7
Viral 94,911 Clicks Pub: Oct 21, 09
Extreme Minimalist Dresses
Digna Kosse Creates Unwearable Clothing from Pieces of Yarn
There are some fashions out there that are meant to only be appreciated for their artistic factor and Digna Kosse’s creation is one of those cases. She designed these unique dresses from shards of yarn… [More]
Handless, Numberless Timepiece - Odd Ball Minimalist Watch
SCORE: 5.8
V. Hot 37,349 Clicks Pub: Aug 29, 07
Handless, Numberless Timepiece
Odd Ball Minimalist Watch
No hands, numbers, markers, or LEDs -- just a free-rolling tiny ball. So how does it tell time? Not very accurately. As you walk, the ball rolls around the watch face, then, when you bring your arm into… [More]
Chainless Bicycles - Nulla Minimalist Bike
SCORE: 6.6
V. Hot 164,487 Clicks Pub: Aug 9, 08
Chainless Bicycles
Nulla Minimalist Bike
Nulla is Italian for "nothing," which aptly describes this concept minimalist bike. The most obvious omissions are the spokes of the wheels and the familiar bike chain. It's the lack of hubs and much of… [More]
Ambient Houses - Kouichi Kimura's Couple & Dog-Friendly Minimalistic Oasis
SCORE: 4.4
Warm 27,155 Clicks Pub: May 11, 09
Ambient Houses
Kouichi Kimura's Couple & Dog-Friendly Minimalistic Oasis
Japanese designer Kouichi Kimura created an ideal house for young couples and their dogs. He is known for his minimalistic, clean line design. This particular piece of architecture is an amazing looking… [More]
Minimalist Pet Houses - Cat Home by Leo Kempf
SCORE: 3.9
Mild 33,574 Clicks Pub: Nov 11, 08
Minimalist Pet Houses
Cat Home by Leo Kempf
Designer Leo Kempf designed this chic cantilevered cat house for his own furry friend, Olive. After all, every minimalist feline needs an ultra-modern home to relax in. To get to the swank upper level,… [More]
Minimalist Bathtubs - Omvivo 'Le Cob' Bath
SCORE: 4.2
Mild 11,455 Clicks Pub: Nov 29, 08
Minimalist Bathtubs
Omvivo 'Le Cob' Bath
Luxury bath? That's redundant. Bath time is always luxury time. Light a few candles, fire up some incense, put on a little soul music, dim the lights, and luxuriate. Having a fancy-schmancy tub doesn't… [More]
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