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We actually need very little to live; far less than we think. Having lived in Japan for many years, French-born Dominique Loreau discovered the art of simplicity through Japanese philosophy. The result is a kind of hedonistic approach to minimalism. This is her advice on how to create a more luxuriously-minimalist home:. Live with fewer things, but more lightness, freedom and fluidity; greater refinement, too.
In an empty space, everything becomes a composition, a still life, a picture. Natural light is constantly changing, subtly altering our perspective. Choose them with your eyes closed. Choose living materials. You may find yourself becoming accustomed to it, at your cost! Dominique points out: The great Zen masters choose their personal treasures from everyday items and natural, unexceptional objects. In this way, they would seek out beauty in its most unusual forms. True beauty is all around us.
With industrialisation, we have lost the ability to see and judge the intrinsic quality of an object. Search for: Type and press Enter. Booysen views. This is her advice on how to create a more luxuriously-minimalist home: Live with fewer things, but more lightness, freedom and fluidity; greater refinement, too.
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DOMINIQUE LOREAU: L’ART DE LA SIMPLICITÉ
With interiors whitewashed to laboratory standard and monochrome making yet another comeback, the minimalist aesthetic is very much en vogue — but what if we could style our thoughts with the same restraint, clarity and calm? As the practice goes, one should rid their life of anything not relevant, or contributing, to their immediate needs, leaving them happy, empowered and wide open to new ideas. Simple, yes? Traditional Zen monks were fiercely frugal — to the point that they could carry all their worldly possessions around their neck. Cleanliness is next to godliness in a life simplified, so Dominique deems housework as vital as brushing your teeth. The toilet that persistently trickles, the cupboard door that hangs eternally ajar or the long dead lightbulb. A cashmere throw is costly but will keep you warmer than a pile of cheap blankets.
“I am beautiful, I am happy, I am light, I am me”: L’Art De la Simplicité by Dominique Loreau
Thank you for this recommendation. I wish it was translated to english yet. Could you write to them and ask for it? I am sure they will listen to you : - Archana. It's true that after all these years, they still haven't translated this book. I can try to send a request in French to the author, but I'm not sure I have that much power on their decision though :.
L'art de la Simplicite (The English Edition) : How to Live More With Less
Discover the magic of simplicity in this international bestseller, available for the first time in English. Dominque Loreau is the master in the art of de-cluttering and simplifying. Loreau's principle of "less is more" is set to change your life forever. Living in Japan and inspired by Asian philosophy, Loreau takes you on a step-by-step journey to a clutter-free home, a calm mind and an energized body. Free yourself of possessions you don't want or need; have more money to spend on life's little luxuries; eat better and lose weight; and say goodbye to anxiety and negative relationships. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
How to Live More With Less
If simplicity is an art, then Dominique Loreau is a master. Having lived in Japan for many years and inspired by oriental philosophy, Dominique Loreau discovered the beauty of a life well lived through the art of simplicity. Two or three treasured objects. In a culture rich with the temptation to buy by more things to fill your already full home this is a refreshing breath of fresh air! Make a detailed, personal list of all your possessions.