Less is more. Quality over quantity. These are wisdoms of ignored in a city that seems to run on overflowing iCals and double-shot soy lattes.
For something beautiful, minimal and uncluttered, take a deep breath and enter The Minimalist.
Australian at heart but with a refined Swede flair, The Minimalist sources designer-made products from around the globe. “Limited edition”, “quality craftsmanship”, “unique” and “unusual” are the sorts of words you might hear bouncing off the virtual whitewash walls.
Sydney-based founder Leah Robbins has so far fixed her discerning eye on the wares of only four designers. Kiwi Phil Cuttance’s standout faceted vessels and lightshades sit alongside printed hand-sewn sacks by Finnish label Varpunen, knitted neoprene accessories by Neo and a range of porcelain food and drink containers modeled after their disposable counterparts.
The Minimalist will be bringing you new collections every 60 days, and rumour has it they’ve just sussed out a bricks-and-mortar space in Surry Hills, Sydney.
Good luck with exercising restraint.