While complexity exists all around us in both the natural and human-made world, it takes great restraint and attention to pursue simplicity. I try to live and design with simplicity in mind both in function and aesthetics.
De-cluttering my mind, personal belongings, and immediate surroundings has expanded my capacity for new experiences and deeper relationships. I am striving for visual calmness, inner calmness, and simply just less stuff.
"A conscious simplicity, then, is not self-denying but life-affirming. Voluntary simplicity is not an 'ascetic simplicity' (of strict austerity); rather, it is an 'aesthetic simplicity' where each person considers how his or her level and pattern of consumption can fit with grace and integrity into the practical art of daily living on this planet"