Meagan McKee

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Concept of “Ma” is at the heart of Japanese minimalism

<b>The embrace of negative space is celebrated in everything from home décor and flower arranging to poetry and all aspects of Japanese daily life.</b><p>I’ve …

What I've Learned (and Unlearned) About 'French Girl Style' From 11 Years in Paris

I felt my husband’s eyes on me as I walked into the dining room for our ninth anniversary celebration dinner, in a way he hadn’t looked at me in years past. I sat before him, comfortable in a breezy Sézane dress with camel-colored sandals (also Sézane), a straw basket bag from Jamini, and a denim …

The Best Brunches in Paris Right Now

A host of new restaurants are finally turning brunch into a Paris ritual.<p>Paris’s perennial Sunday dining challenge—read: barely anything open, and what is open is slammed—is being alleviated by a long simmering brunch boom that’s just beginning to boil over, thanks to an influx of newcomers and …

The Best French Beauty Products to Buy in Paris

A fashion week regular reveals the secret to so-called "French girl beauty."<p>People tend to make a big fuss over French beauty products. Why are they so sought after? Are they more effective? Is it the "French girl" mystique? The answer, it turns out, is pretty simple: “They’re really high quality …

10 Indie Beauty Brands to Put on Your Radar Now

When it comes to cult-fave beauty products, it’s safe to say our medicine cabinets are well-stocked. But just as we love discovering that one cool band before they hit radio or trying a food trend before it goes mainstream, there’s nothing quite like the magic of discovering an up-and-coming beauty …

MAC’s New Neutral Lipstick Collection Flatters Diverse Skin Tones

Not all nudes are created equal — and MAC knows that. The beauty brand just released it’s second collaboration with Nicki Minaj, but released …

The 12 Most Beautiful Libraries in the US

Historically libraries were a quiet place of contemplation and learning.<p>Libraries today are transforming into centers of the community by offering …

This Is The Best Way to Detox Your Body

If you associate a “detox” with a 7-day juice fast, it’s time to make over your notion of a cleanse. Detoxing doesn’t require you to make extreme …

The Best-Selling Products From the Most Popular Natural Beauty Stores

It can be overwhelming to figure out what to buy.<p>Natural beauty is one of the fastest-growing areas in the beauty industry, and dozens of new brands have popped up in the last few years, as have multiple retailers to sell those brands. (Insert my usual reminder here that the words “natural” and …

A Definitive Guide to Minimalist Fashion

When you hear the phrase “minimalist fashion,” chances are a few things come to mind. You probably picture those tightly curated wardrobes you see …

Lessons Learned From Intentionally Letting Go

<i>“Use for yourself little, but give to others much.”</i> —Albert EinsteinWhen I was in middle school, I flew with my brother and sister to visit extended …

Inside Amur, a new sustainable line inspired by a career in ‘harmful’ fashion

Sofia Shannon, creative director of Amur, didn’t set out to create a run-of-the-mill sustainable fashion company, but rather a brand with a …

A guide to everyday design ethics

Do you know what your ethical lines are? Explore the dark side of design with Intuit’s Jonathan Shariat.<i>We hosted a</i> <i>DesignTalk</i><i> with Jonathan Shariat</i> …

10 of the world's most colorful cities

Drawing with color<p>Travelers may say they visit a place because of its attractions, but sometimes the reason is based on something much simpler and …

For some millennials, minimalism is the path to happiness

For Jana Zaibak, having less stuff and not buying into the latest trend is a way of life: saving money is just a side benefit of being a minimalist.<p>"Less is more. I really do live by those words," says Ms. Zaibak, 28.<p>Take the Toronto apartment she rents, which has a couch and coffee table, a desk …

Over 200 Free-To-Download Design Masterpieces From The ‘Golden Age Of Posters’

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Left image by Ferdinand Andri (1906) via MCAD Library, right image by Berthold Löffler (1908) via MCAD Library<p><b>The late</b> …

Graphic Design

Why You Should Forget About Material Goods and Spend Your Cash on Travelling

It’s always difficult to resist the urge to purchase a brand new iPhone or a snazzy watch, but there are many reasons why you should put that credit …

Travel

Saying NO to fast fashion with a capsule wardrobe

I’ve been doing <b>The Project 333</b> for nearly four years now.<p>The Project 333 is a Capsule Wardrobe system. It asks us to dress with 33 items, or fewer. …

Lisbon Travel: Portuguese Food and Drink Experiences You Can’t Miss

Just a quick flight away (and no time change!) from my current home in London is Lisbon. The capitol of Portugal is a fun weekend spot for an easy …

A Beautiful Life: The Five W’s of White Space

Green was all I could see as I drove the windy backroads I hadn’t driven on in almost twenty years. The roads were familiar as friends, but the …

A Non-Consumer Living In The City

Minimalism is enjoying quite the heyday at the moment and the arrival of the Minimalists on Netflix; a feature length documentary which explore the …

Minimalist Packing Tips (updated for 2017)

Each year I try to create a list of tips for minimalist packing. Little changes from year to year but technology and convenience does alter the …

Minimalist Travel

When you imagine a traveling minimalist, perhaps the first picture that comes to mind is a mustached, plaid-wearing hipster carrying their entire …

Let’s Focus on What We Don’t Need Instead of What We Don’t Have

I am re-listening to Brene Brown’s Power of Vulnerability lecture on Audible. (This is my third time listening to it because she is… amazing. I soak …

Financial Planning for a Digital Nomad Life

A few weeks ago, Sarah and I had a pretty frank discussion about what we would be doing right now if we didn’t have children. She has, at various …

Step out of Your Head and into the Moment

When your mind drifts, where does it go? Do your thoughts fill you with love or do they fill you with fear? Do they uplift and support you or do they …

Five Life-Giving Truths About Living Simply And Saving Money

People have set out to more remote places of the world, built homes of their own, and lived off the land. They’ve followed the sun—up at dawn, sleep at dark.<p>Our ancestors lived simply, by default.<p>Nowadays, however, people are challenged to live this way in a time of great technological advancement. …

Minimalism

Harvard unveils massive Bauhaus collection online

Wowza<p>Design nerds better sit down for this: Harvard Art Museums just unveiled a 32,000-work-strong online collection of objects related to Bauhaus, no doubt last century’s most influential school of art and design (and host to the best costume parties.) Originally based in three German cities, …

Museums

20 Packing Hacks For Women Travelers

Ladies, we all know how overwhelming it can be to pack for a vacation, let alone a lengthy backpacking adventure halfway across the globe. It always begins the same way: an empty suitcase or backpack and a closet bulging with treasures of lace, silk and cotton. First, you snatch all of your most …