Hi, friends! We hope that you all had a great week and that you are ready to face the new one too with all your creative ideas and passion to do something amazing for yourself and for the people who are around you. For our today’s blog, we have chosen a topic to share how we feel that minimalism has ruined design details and we would love to hear what you guys think about it as well. But before we get to that, we would like you all to read the blog with an open mind and let’s see where the conversation is going to take us.
In order to understand how (and if) minimalism has ruined design details, it is important for us to first share what minimalism means so, in this part of the blog, we will share everything that you guys need to know to understand the concept of minimalism. Basically, minimalism is an art movement which allows individuals to focus on the things that add value to their lives and bring meaning to is and get rid of the clutter (if there is any).
And if you want then you can expand the horizon of the people who can get affected by this clutter and take action to make things easier for the people you love and care for. All in all, minimalism means doing things and spending your energy as well as time on things that serve a purpose and if they don’t, you get rid of them.
Now, this all sounds great when you look at it because this way of life / approach not only saves your time and money at times, but you also get to spend more time on the things and with people that matter to you. But is that the right approach when it comes to creating designs? We don’t think so and we are going to be talking about that in this part of the blog. We hope that you guys will read the blog till the end in order to understand our perspective and it would make us happy to know that you think the same way too but even if you don’t, we know that, that will open doors to the new conversations and we would love to have them with you.
As we all are living in a time period that is super fast-paced and a lot of things are always happening around us and if not around us, then we are the ones who are doing those things. Hustling has become the new cool and we have all taken it to the level that it has started to exhaust us but since we have adopted that lifestyle that does not allow us to rest, we feel that we cannot afford to stay idle for a long time. Our attention spans have become shorter and due to too much information being spread, we choose to follow things and ideas that won’t take a lot of our time.
While all of that sounds interesting, we have a piece of bad news to share and that is we have successfully ignored attention to detail and that is so not a cool move, you know?! We also feel that this approach lacks emotions and you might like things that are created by following the minimalistic approach but after some time, they start to look dull and lifeless as well. What is art if it does not have a long-lasting impact on you, right?
We get that it is important to create things that can cater to the minds which have shorter attention spans but is that the only way out? Of course, it is not and we feel that we are always ready to be a little too extremist when it comes to doing things and there are chances that we adopted the approach of minimalism that made us part ways with details. We tend to choose paths that do not involve a lot of effort and maybe thinking too but if we will continue doing that, we might end up with things that do not have a meaning attached to them and we are sure that we do not wish to create anything that does not have an impact.
That’s all for today from our end, you guys! We hope that you all enjoyed reading the blog and that you are very excited to share it with your friends, colleagues, etc. as well. Do let us know what you think about it in the comments section and while you are at it, feel free to share your feedback in general, your requests and suggestions as well and we will come back with your requested content and more very soon in our upcoming blogs.
Here are few examples shared by the twitter.com/culturaltutor
1. Bollard (A death of detail)
Fence (Lack of Detail)
Phone Booth (No Real Detail)
Warner Bros with Simplification
No detail in new restaurants
Bookcase From IKEA
Minimalistic Interior Design
Gothic Cathedral vs Skyscraper
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