Love Aesthetics

October 4, 2015

INTERIOR / BED + minimal living interview


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The place that became my office during most of this week; our bed.
I caught a pretty bad flu (still had fever when I was at the Dior show). So within the context of staying in bed, here is a collection images of the most comfortable and calm space that I know of. Our bedroom is (literally) very stripped down: the floors are out, there is not much more than a thick mattress, a glass table opposite to a wall-to-wall white and mirrored closet.


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A couple of months ago, I talked with L’Officiel Singapore about minimalist living for a home-feature in their June issue, they recently published the full interview online here.

What is minimalism?
To me, it is all about the essentials. Minimalism is about knowing yourself and what you want, and also about what you do not want and eliminating that from your life. It’s about holding on to the things that are functional, that you find absolutely beautiful or inspiring. That also applies to non-physical things. I don’t have any games on my phone because I don’t want to waste time doing things I don’t absolutely love. I guess minimalism is, essentially, about deciding where to put your focus.


15 responses to “INTERIOR / BED + minimal living interview”

  1. Renz says:

    I’m currently an architecture student an someday I want to create minimalistic white structures. you bring so much inspiration.

  2. Beautiful pics but for me it’s a little it to minimalistic!

    XX,
    Photography & Fashion Blog

  3. Beautiful pics but for me it’s a little it to minimalistic!

    XX,
    Photography & Fashion Blog

  4. Ragni says:

    Thank you for this post. I’ve always been soo curious about how your home looks like. Now I’ve got a glimpse of it and I love it.

    Love,
    Ragni x

    maleikah.com

  5. Laila says:

    Really beautiful photos!

    xx

  6. Laila says:

    Really beautiful photos!

    xx

  7. Luna says:

    Thank you for sharing a bit of your beautiful, pure home with us <3

  8. Martina says:

    Hi Ivania,

    I’ve been following your blog for a while and admire your personal style very much. I like minimalistic clothes and architecture, both aesthetically and function wise but after a while I need something different to get inspiration from. I understand the point of stripping down the things you don’t need and focusing just on what you love but do you think, that as a creative person, you are not missing on something when restricting yourself just to the “core”?
    You are talking about eliminating things you do not want but how can you be sure about things you want in your life? Maybe bringing yourself to a different surroundings might result in unexpected ideas. (Well it’s probably also the way you curate your website as I guess you’re seeing artworks/films or listening to music which is not just minimal:))

    Don’t take this as a critique, it’s just something I’ve been thinking about lately. Dedication and putting focus on one side and the excitement of being in a less controlled surroundings on the other.

    Love,

    M

  9. Baia Ali says:

    For me the definition of the minimalist is interesting visually & aesthetics but also in a phylosophy of life? Of what have we need really as human being? And the fashion in all this, or let us can take place to it the fashion is against the current the minimalism. The fashion it is before any an industry of consumption. I adore coming on your blog because with your creativity which I admire you go towards the idea of make oneself.
    Sorry for my bad english.
    ✖ ✖
    http://www.bonnie-bandie.com

  10. Ivania says:

    Hey Martina, Thanks of your kind and honest message, I’ll try to explain myself a bit..

    Yes, I can certainly appreciate other artist’s work, or a friend who wears a printed dress that totally suits her, I understand other points of views other than my own, I expose myself to a lot of different things from different disciplines – but appreciating something doesn’t mean I want to appropriate it for myself.

    I don’t restrict myself and don’t live by a set of rules – I just don’t buy a -say a pink bedsheet- because I don’t like pink bed sheets. Taking things away and stripping it all down for me is allowing space for new ideas (literally: mental space but also physical space) I love calm places with no distractions, I guess everyone has a different creative process.

    I do experiment with ideas, for example the latest choker: I also made earrings, also tested out a choker with a cutout, with a double closure, a double layer, a pendant – in the end I find that the first and simplest form is the best: where it is all about the shape and material. But that is just me. Someone else might find that adding cutouts, crystals and studs would be the best way to go.

    What I do feel restricted by and what I’ve been growing a bit tired of for quite a while is ‘fashion’, but also the demand for newness, which I have felt pressure of via social media and the internet. People constantly expect more, newer, bigger. It makes things complicated – I prefer things simple. 🙂

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  12. raul says:

    question : where is that glass table from ? absolutely adore it.

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