Satin, the precise embodiment of ultimate elegance. A perfect balance of comfort and luxury edge. This shiny silk fabric will perfectly and delicately suit our highly refined evenings and events. Solika Satin Dress
Satin, the precise embodiment of ultimate elegance. A perfect balance of comfort and luxury edge. This shiny silk fabric will perfectly and delicately suit our highly refined evenings and events. Solika Satin Dress
For all the functions of home, at the very least it should be a place of refuge, a place we go to escape the stresses from the day. After a busy day of work, commuting or whatever other activities keep you away, walking into your home should be like ta…
The maxi silk slip dress, one of these essential staples which combines delicateness, weightlessness, timelessness, and sleekness. This navy hero piece embraces simplicity, minimalism, and sophistication at its best. COS long silk slip dress – Ji…
Nude and powdery pink shades, at the desire of an aerial moment. Perfume Bois Farine – L’Artisan Parfumeur. Note of white wood and Iris.
Sometimes, all we truly need is to be right at the heart of our comfort zone and to feel fully infused by timeless simplicity. COS Shirt and Jeans
Fouad Samara Architects has completed ‘Modulofts’, a wondrous residential complex in Beirut, Lebanon, featuring large steel panels that act as sliding walls in a Rubik’s Cube-esque reconfiguration of each loft’s layout.
Introduce sustainable luxury. This was the mission of Kilian Hennessy, creator of the perfumery By Kilian, “Perfume as an Art.” Refillable bottles, reusable boxes, and fragrances which embody ultimate sophistication and timeless luxury. Straight to Hea…
Willow Urban Retreat in Melbourne, Australia has all of the essential elements you could want in a relaxing spa environment. Pale, smooth walls, high ceilings and beautiful rounded archways throughout. The minimal design gives the visitor an immediate …
If you didn’t already know, we are a family of four! Obviously that isn’t a large family but it’s still important to me that I make sure everyone has room enough around the house. Each of the kids have their own bedrooms and places to sit at the table …
Long-sleeved black midi dress by Solika SS18 collection. Structure, volume and Sleekness combined. Solika Lalla Dress – also exists in white.
While bright and clean interiors will always draw me in, every so often I come across a darker but still minimal interior that almost persuades me to go over to the dark side. With flat black walls, black kitchen doors, concrete surfaces and deep dark …
Danish industrial designer Cecilie Manz has created this new kitchen design in partnership with Reform, an oak and grey version. I love the subtle corner cut outs that eliminate the need for a handle!
Consisting of a wall rack and a wall-mounted table the series offers sculptural hallway or storage furniture, this line for Ferm Living was designed by Studio Finna. The black stained ash and powder coated metal detail were inspired by a love for natu…
A move-in-ready kitchen designed by Lotta Agaton with marble surfaces and a gold sink + faucet! I imagine a Gubi Moon dining table in front of the kitchen island!
This kitchen in a Swedish flat has been finished in multiple shades of grey. The worktop, upper cabinets, lowers and steel appliances give multifaceted shades of this cool neutral and keep it interesting while monochrome. I also love super sleek storag…
A home in Norway was created using 6 cubes of varying sizes that are intended to give the residents a cozy feel as a shelter from the Nordic winter days and nights by Norm Architects. The concept of the cluster design overlaps one another giving dwel…
The minimalist holiday home, S House, was recently complete by Belgian architects Nicolas Schuybroek of NS Architects In Cap d’Antibes, Côte d’Azur, France. The modern architecture juxtaposes the natural surroundings with the strong use of concrete. In…
In winter, it is all about all-enveloping layers as well as keeping things clean and minimal with maximal warmth. Some wardrobe favorites, both old and new. Still obsessed with all things grey, especially this oversized, long-lined, and androgynous coa…
A wonderful interior design by Olga Fradina, a residence with open space, natural light and few accessories. 3D visuals by Pshenychnyi Igor Olga Fradina.
I’ve said this before but the best bedrooms for me are the ones that feel quiet and soft. My own room sometimes becomes crowded with the kids’ things, laundry and papers so I’m always aiming to have a space that I can relax in without all the reminders…
This apartment manages to keep an all grey tone throughout each room and still have plenty of personality and style. And doesn’t the bedroom look incredibly peaceful? It’s hard not to see a room like that and feel like I need to completely redo my now …
Annaleena’s metal rails are a must have if you like minimal accessories. Her range features simple geometric shapes and she just debuted this fast yellow version, the first colored version in a collection of white and black. I’m not a huge fan of brigh…
It is officially time for boots. Leather and Suede. Always opting for ankle boots with block heels, pointed toes, and zippers to add an edge. The first choice will always be ones which combine comfort, minimalism, style/character, and qualitative fabri…
Winter vibrations call for all cozy temptations and a purely nuanced tonal palette of pure white, off-white, and creamy texture. Accentuated by fine and minimalist details to generate a seizing confrontation of freshness. Aakasha Asymmetric Shirt ̵…
An ideal texture for winter, cashmere is one of Lines/Manner’s favorite must-have. Particularly for cardigans. Eileen Fisher’s new collection conquers deeply, not only because of the good quality of their fabrics but also via their commitme…
The long-sleeve turtleneck dress, a key item for a comfortable and effortless chic style. Wrapped in a structured oversized blazer and paired with chelsea boots, the clash is maximal: defined silhouette vs complete coverage. Retro and modern all at th…
The torch-like lamp, called ISP was designed by Ilia Sergeevich Potemine for DCW Editions and took an engineer over 18 months to work out allits technical aspects. With no bulbs and no switches ISP’s light rests completely inside a brass sheath but can…
Mixing silk crepe, sheer silk, cotton, and pinatex. A sleek and structured rodeo of textures, one of the best way to live the fall vibration. COS Pants – Ina Koelln Bag
Think audaciously edgy and relaxed. A good dose of leather with a soft texture will be your best partner. Aakasha Leather Jumpsuit
If you follow Lines/Manner, you have probably noticed an ineluctable affection for effortless styles and an appreciation for subtle details. Providing these elements with an ounce of elegance and an airy slouchiness can advantageously help us conform to a higher … Continue reading →
The talented Annaleena whose studio and rails I’ve blogged about before, has a limited edition rail (you’ll have to scroll to the bottom to the it) that I adore. And while we’re at it, her store is expanding and now features other interior accessories …
Adding some vigor and summery sensations to our new fall staples wardrobe. Ripped jeans and sweater weather: An ode to basics with monochromatic tones. Reevaluate details by introducing fine and subtle sleek ruffles. Ruffle Knit, ripped jeans, and tote bag … Continue reading →
All black everything outfit, somewhere between relaxed and refined. New attraction for slashed pants, but same attention to the minimal effort required thematic, clean cami, and tailored layers. Laid-Back in black with this modern workwear split pants and cape-blazer. Feeding … Continue reading →
The white shirt dress has always been a statement piece in Lines/Manner’s ideal wardrobe. A minimalist go-to garment easily paired with jackets, blazers, or oversized tops/knits for a layering game strong. Here, the option of wearing it by itself is … Continue reading →
Elegant and sleek silhouettes for this early fall, yet with a wink to the unfinished summer via the off-the-shoulder dress and skin revealing details. LM introduces you to Decjuba, a modern and minimal brand focused on elevated basics, timeless/versatile pieces … Continue reading →
Starting out Thursday with an oxymoron but the phrase immediately popped into my mind when I saw this place. Found earlier this week, thanks to Instagram, this gorgeous 102 sq m space not only caught my eye but also introduced me to Evgeniy Bulatnikov…
Introducing some new home episodes. Keep all things fresh and minimal within these large open white spaces, and simply involve a polar, oceanic, and botanical environment. The laws of nature are ever-present. The code “LINESMANNER” offers 25% off posters (except … Continue reading →
Every so often I come across a space or a home that makes my jaw drop. Like it has taken all of my own longings and dreams that I’ve carried with me over the years and made them into a physical, livable space. For someone else! Ok, it’s not like the EXACT manifestation of all my dreams come true but this place designed by Mclaren.Excell in the UK, it comes pretty close to having all the essentials that I could want in a structure. Of course this is sans decor and interior styling, just the bare bones house, all ready to be moved into and personalized with your own belongings.
I’m imagining some large green plants next to the windows, soft velvety rugs in the living space with an oversized sofa and floor lamp. Some candles and books, throw blankets to add softness to the concrete and wood flooring. I’m not thrilled with the concrete flooring in the lower level of the home, I prefer the wood floors like what you find on the second level of this home as it feels softer and more forgiving than concrete but hey, that could be fixed.
Located in Austin, Texas, the Balcones House is built on the edge of a fractured limestone cliff, which is a part of the echelon of the Balcones fault.
Minimal and sculptural styling for Danish brand Anour’s I model pendant light photographed in the Kinfolk gallery.
All covered by Solika, a brand which establishes a range of modest garments with purely simple lines and a minimalist aesthetic. All within a bold spiritual heritage, this collection does not reveal much skin yet favors grace and offers an … Continue reading →
Basics have always been the starting point, the very foundation of Lines/Manner’s wardrobe. Nevertheless, finding these classics requires long hours of search. Getting your hands on the ones which will make a difference can become an absolute challenge. When LM … Continue reading →
Bomber Silk set, the epitome of modern sport chic theme. Art Dept. Classic Bomber + Short (100% silk) Also available in black and blush.
Open toe slip-on sandals and pointed mules + a structured bag with trapeze sides and double straps. One of the best way to introduce black elegance into summer. Stiletto mules, pleated strap sandals and oversized city bag, all by Charles&Keith.
Image via Fantastic Frank
Take a look at your interior space. How does it make you feel? Your home should feel light, airy and organized. If it’s disheveled and needing constant reorganization, you might be living in a physically unstable environment. Too many knick knacks can turn your space from a peaceful dwelling to a place that reminds you of all corners you still need to tend to.
To maintain a minimalist lifestyle, here are three ideas to bring into your home and really make it your own.
How Do You Use the Space?
In an interview with Architectural Digest, the principal designer of Lüft Design, Courtney Trump, explains that “our homes and offices are not static environments. They should be unique and fluid, suiting our most basic and demanding physical and emotional needs.”
The way you use and feel in your interiors will tell you all you need to know about how to better design the space. If you have a pile of coffee table books that you haven’t leafed through in months, it’s time to put them away and clear your surfaces.
The Stand-Alone Accent Piece
Minimalist design is not boring design. People new to minimalism have the general misunderstanding that minimalism is to do and be without. Without distraction, yes. Without style, no. Houzz tells design enthusiasts that selecting a single, stand-alone accent piece will bring life and vitality to the space. Consider modern accent tables. Retailers like Lumens offer expertly designed and crafted furniture pieces that function as art and fixture. The Swole Table Collection designed by Blu Dot is just such an example of simplicity and art form.
Image via Norm Architects
The Minimalist’s Mantra: Less is More
Lastly, remove all items that you do not regularly use and that do not bring your life joy. Your home should be a welcome reprieve from the bustling world outside, not a collection of distraction and bad taste.
Kazakhstan-based Nravil Architects value simplicity. For their ‘White Line’ house, the primary focus was to create a project with minimal harm caused to the natural environment–in this case, a rural landscape in the city of Almaty.
Reform is now introducing a series of storage furniture pieces, and not kitchen cabinets. Tall hutches perched on thin framed legs with wave like textures on door fronts, low profile cabinets and sleek sideboards with no handles comprise these latest f…
The twist front shirt dress, inspired by Japanese Furoshiki knotting, is an absolute spring key piece. Ideal in terms of appreciating modernity, playing with movements, and reach an equilibrium of volumes. Deviating from our usual color palette, let us wander towards the Blue Poplin. Incorporate a bucket … Continue reading →
Holy Rosary Complex is a Catholic education centre based in South Louisiana and designed by the New Orleans office of Trahan Architects.
Head-to-toe white with perforated vs laced details, structure vs unstructured, liquid movement, a blend of textures, and the barest essentials. Shilla The Label Blouse – Lxé Wide Leg Pants (previous coll.) – Shoes of Prey Shoes (Lines/Manner’s own design) – Maven Watch Timepiece … Continue reading →
Suiting Immaculate white, clean tailoring, contemporary pieces, confronted textures. Urban Chic Keep the blazer effect while diverting these elegant pieces to establish an urban attitude. An all-white outfit to reach the height of relaxed sophistication.
Black and white layering for a high level of contrast. When it starts to feel like spring outside, but not enough to over-expose yourself. The oversized slouchy sweater meets the draped dress and creates an “all in the details” situation, … Continue reading →
Spanish architecture studio Fran Silvestre designed a monolithic white home which appears to be floating over a steep clifftop overlooking the Mediterranean.
The Copenhagen Acne store inside Illum is a thing of minimal beauty in wall to wall steel.
Completed in 2014, the Elliptical House by Mário Martins Atelier is based on a geometric shape and volume carved by the landscape.
For this early March, experience purity and freshness integrated in a natural formula of active ingredients and essentials oils. Nuori’s innovative concept includes this luxurious mask of chamomile extracts to boost skin hydration – especially effective as an overnight care. … Continue reading →
The small housing units called MINIMOD have been designed by Brazilian MAPA Architects. Constructed from four modules, namely, bedroom, living room dining room and bathroom, which also contains a kitchen, they present a simple but contemporary dwelling…
Spanish firm Fran Silvestre Arquitectos has developed one of its signature white residential designs for a client in Los Angeles. Located high up in the exclusive Hollywood Hills, the yet-to-be-built minimal home is positioned at different levels in or…
Some bright white staples for the upcoming spring season that will be here sooner than we think. Preparing for monochrome details, clean cuts, and a minimal touch. In the next few weeks, time to think about a new fresh detox … Continue reading →
Continuing my collaboration with LORDTIMEPIECES, I’ll have to admit I’m very happy we’ve formed an ongoing partnership. Not only have their beautiful designs enriched my timepiece collection but they’ve also given me food for thought, regarding my work and inspiration. I couldn’t thank them enough for that. The outfit I chose for this post …
Located in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, the house in Utsunomiya is completely surrounded by a metal roof, sheltering terraces and a garden so the residents can use these spaces throughout the year. Japanese studio Suppose Design Office developed an exter…
A genuine marble stone dial possessing a unique veined birthmark. With a minimal and modern design, this statement piece will delight the most meticulous and perfectionist of us all, achieving in them a feeling of being the exception. And for … Continue reading →
I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of uniforms. I was probably the only girl in high school who was more than content with the dress code (with slight rule breakers of course) and despite my interest in fashion and the constant need to be the first one to try something new as a blogger or always do something different, I’ve always felt more comfortable when I’m wearing my wardrobe staples. That’s probably why when you see me on a regular day I’ll be wearing pretty much the same things: tapered pants, boyfriend jeans, basic t-shirts or tank tops, simple non-stretch maxi dresses, oversized sweaters and my most comfortable pair of shoes. This style formula has never failed me and now we have a brand that’s creating and delivering that formula for us. Introducing Eileen Fisher and The System ladies and gentlemen. With a focus on 8 core pieces at the heart of the system (and 19 pieces in total), Eileen Fisher wants to show the world we can do more with less, buy fewer …
Food stylist, writer and photographer Marie Verdenius with a must-follow Instagram, has a particularly unique simplified style with food. With the thousands of recipes and food images we see on Pinterest I find it very refreshing to see food portrayed in such a stripped down, soothing approach. I had the pleasure of talking with Marie about her relationship with food and how a great meal can come from just a single ingredient as we draw near to wrapping up A Month of Minimalism.
How would you describe your personal relationship with Minimalism?
I think there is a lot of beauty in the simplest things that surround us every day. I am certainly drawn to minimalism, but I believe it is important that it still feels comfortable and warm. Minimalism can often be interpretated as cold or unpersonal. For me it means focusing on the basics, but with an eye for detail and design.
In regards to food, do you apply minimalist values to the way you shop and prepare food?
When it comes to food, I pay a lot of attention where the ingredients are produced or where it’s been made. Like bread for instance. I rarely bake it myself, so I love visiting artisanal bakery shops where you get a glimpse of how they work. Two of my favorite shops in Amsterdam have adjacent bakeries and it is such a joy to see how much love the bakers put in it to create their pastry, baguettes or sourdough loaves. I like to capture this love in my photography and styling just by using only the product and only a few props.
How much does sustainability and even managing waste play a part in your relationship with food?
I think sustainability and no waste are very important when it comes to food. I tend to buy most of it at organic shops and local producers. Luckily I live in an area where I have good access to these kind of products. I also try to only buy what’s necessary, but to be frank, sometimes I simply can’t prevent it to end up in the bin…
Some people prefer rarely to eat and opt for cooking all their own meals in order to have complete control over how their meals are prepared, while others rarely keep food in their kitchens and love having a meal prepared for them by someone else. Do you enjoy eating at a restaurant or making your own meals?
I love both! Cooking after work can be a real challange at some times, because I don’t want it to be too complicated. But I do believe it is important to eat food that is good for the body and soul. It does not always have to be healthy, as long as you enjoy eating it! I especially like cooking for friends and family, it makes me forget about things and just focus on preparing a nice meal.
Eating outdoors is also something I really enjoy. In my hometown Amsterdam there are so many places to have good food, it is unbelievable! I have a few classics I always visit, but maybe even more new ones I need to make reservations for.
What sort of tips or advice would you give to people to want to eat more simply but not necessarily boring? How can people learn to find and appreciate the beauty in simple foods.
I would say not to complicate things too much. Everybody has specific ingredients that they really love and if you like to cook you are probably already able to make something really delicious with it.
Take out one of those ingredients, like for instance sweet potato, and search for new simple recipes. Maybe you normally roast them in the oven with some rosemary, but what if you use them in a lentl soup, serve them as a puree side dish or combine them with chicken and thyme in a tray bake? There are so many ways to cook wonderful things with only five or six ingredients, so I’d say search for it on the internet, in cookbooks, or just ask your local supplier to give you some tips.
Are there other aspects of your life that you would relate to your food styling or with minimalism in general? Do you have a minimal wardrobe or have any personal values where less is more for you?
When it come to minimalism I’d say my interior is quite basic. I love natural tones and materials combined with hints of black and lot of white. I don’t need a lot of stuff anyway, I simply want to invest in beautiful design, which does not mean it has to be expensive. Just look around in second-hand shops, they are the best when it comes to finding unique items!
The last couple of years I’ve moved house three times and every time I brought things I did not need anymore to second hand shops or give them away to friends. I also love the concept of a sharing economy, we simply don’t need it all.
My wardrobe reflects the love for simple designs, natural colours and pure, soft materials. I rarely buy at big warehouses anymore, but search for more ‘green’ and fair options. Thankfully in The Netherlands there are quite a few sustainable brands.