9.29.2009

corner view / white






The theme of corner view this week is "white".

My friend brought me a lovely gift from Japan.
It's a tea set and I love the simplicity...

I have been living in NY for 10 years.. when I first moved to US, I didn't have much my possession. I had only a big baggage to carry... That's all.. but now, there are so much stuff in my place. Do I really need them?

I like the words, "quality is more important than quantity"

I want to have a minimal lifestyle....more my life simple...

It will also help refresh and clear my mind.

Yes, I decided to get rid of all my unnecessary stuff and donate some of them to The Salvation Army...


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57 comments:

la ninja said...

hola,

lovely pics (and choice of theme).

I'm trying to learn that less is more too. I'm moving house soon so that'll hopefully solve the clutter issue. I've already dropped a few bags of clothes into amnesty international containers.
yay... to "decluttery" and beyond!

Ritva said...

i agree. less is more.
to keep it pure and simple- like your photos!
thank you :)

liza said...

Something we aspire to live by is..."have nothing in your home that is not beautiful or useful." Yes, less is more. These photos are lovely!

Francesca said...

Your design style is for sure minimalist: you can say a lot with very little. I must confess, I'd love to spend the next decade in NYC.

jane said...

i do that often. i swear i can feel the positive energy! besos! and thanks for this week´s theme.

La Trollette said...

So delicate, as usual. I think my next tableware will be simply white.
I started to unclutter the appartment since we came back from holidays.
It's such a BIG thing to achieve, we accumulate so much stuff... no wonder I felt so often overwelmed when sitting at my desk!
;o)

kinako said...

i totally agree! simplify, simplify! i just donated a bunch of my stuff to salvation army as well. it felt good!

Jennifer said...

Natsumi,
My husband and I are getting ready for a giant purge, too.

I am in love with your water droplets.

Great Corner view theme, and your post is sublime.

Inna said...

I'm in love with those water drops.
Great theme of corner view and what a great idea to get rid of all unnecessary stuff!

Kari said...

totally agree - less is more.
beautiful pictures. love the water droplets.

april said...

wonderful pictures, wonderful theme, wonderful tea set. thank you natsumi. wish you a happy week*

joanne said...

i completely agree- minimalism and simplicity all the way! :)

janis said...

I couldn't agree more. Clear the clutter and clear the mind. White gives me that same feeling too. Great CV choice Natsumi. xo, j.

Kimmie said...

less IS more ..... but welcome to America where more is more ..... thanks for bringing a good reminder .... very peaceful

malo said...

Yes, less is absolutely more. These pictures are peaceful and very beautiful. Good chosen theme.

Mulot said...

Amazing, it's very (no word in english) "délicat" and "fragile" - I live your "eye" and your words. Thank you.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

I like white too !!! Your white particularly !!! Beauty and simplicity... a kind of elaborate simplicity... A gift ! And a perfect choicie for a beautiful corner view !!

Claire said...

Natsumi, your words are so right...
And white is like black: simple and beautiful!
I love your photos!

Karolina said...

I love that idea, somehow I imagine that it requires some courage to make a decision like that. good luck, I hope it makes you happier to have your life more simple :)

sparks
bv

trinsch said...

such lovely words, such beautiful thoughts and considerations!

i was looking so much forward to seeing your white post. and i was not disappointed. xo.

Cabrizette said...

I agree with Trinsch, never disappointed with your post !! Less is more... minimaliste ! Bravo. Xo

at swim-two-birds said...

oh, i love al this white, i would like to feel more minimalistic, but i'm afraid i'm too chaotic.
the drops are just gorgeous!

kristina k said...

sigh. i know what you mean. just recently had a big clear-out and fleamarket sale. there's still so much stuff...

love your whites and the theme you picked!

kim said...

how true! i am slowly trying to unclutter my life and create more space and time for myself! your blog is so beautiful! love today's photos, too! thanks for a great theme!

kyndale said...

Less is always what I strive for. Even kids these days have way too many toys and things.

epe said...

love your pictures and love your words natsumi. great post!

Veroka said...

Love your photos! I like white!:)

Sundari said...

I love tea sets. I hope you keep all of yours.. did you throw out a lot of stuff to charity? That was very nice of you. I did that when I moved city in Australia. Too much stuff!

Ida Nielsen said...

Natsumi, I dreamt about your corner view last night, in my dream you had taken a picture of a green and blue quilt (?) as you answer to the White theme....very strange ;-) And I must say that these pictures are so much better than my dream :-D

Joyce said...

Simply beautiful my friend. More is less at times. Very nicely done! xoxo

christel said...

These photos are wonderful. You're absolutly right, less is more. Thanks for the message on my blog, unfortunatly it's not a temple. But I can find spirituality in the gardens. Have a nice day!

Lollipop said...

amazing pictures, all of them here! I love lOVe LOVE your place!

Bonnie said...

i love the simple drops of water ...

babalisme said...

cute little blobs of water!!! I am agree with you quality is much more important than quantity, but then again, I can't help when a sale going on. :(

jgy said...

Thank you for this week's theme. I felt your spirit during this week, looking at and for 'white'.
I think you embody 'white' and the appreciation of simplicity and clarity in all you do.

Lucky you have Salvation Army to give things too. Here it's hard to find where to donate things. So every so often we take a booth in a flea market and lighten up that way!

Happy beautiful white days to you, Natsumi:-)

notebookdoodles said...

10 years is a long time! and there's no doubt that you'll have a lot of possession during that time. but i do agree on making your life simple. and only keeping what you really need!

sarah said...

すごくきれい! :)

Grey Lemon said...

Beautiful objects and photos, very pure and zen atmosphere!
I love your idea for the corner view theme!

ibb said...

Photos are beautiful!
Light, white and water.
Simple life elements.

A Cuban In London said...

The drops on the plate set my mind racing. Are they sweatdrops from serving? Tears from crying it eyes out? After all the set was brought from Japan. Whatever it was the photos are fantastic.

Greetings from London.

Nihal said...

Definitely agree w/ you on q'ty. Quality is the main core of my life style, and I look for the best what ever I do. I can not forget those Kaizen works I had in the biz life.

Very lovely page you've. Keep up good work. Isutanbuuru kara konnichiwa:)

MODsquad said...

Beautiful! We live by those words. There is so much more to life than 'stuff'!

Happy Day, Natsumi!

akiko-björk said...

Hello,Natsumi-3!
What a nice gift!!!Really sinple & beautiful,exactly my style too.

Possessions usually expand gradually unconsciously,I also found many stuff in my room & basement store room in stockholm after 2 years I moved there.And I also like charity store,I both donate and purchase from salvation army,red cross,city mission owned stores where sell those things to make money for orphanage,homeless people.schools etc.I found "Good will"in USA in September.

Having things you like and need is cool and i agree with the idea you mntioned; "quality is more important than quantity

September is over-HOW TIME FRIES!!
Please take care!!

*My blog is under construction with no articles...I set only basic profile the other day

urbaNiche said...

lovely blog, lovely work and im in love with the corner view. i would love to take part in the corner view. let me know how. i live at http://urbaniche.blogspot.com/ drop by and let me know

thanks

la lune dans le ciel said...

there are people in France called the "diminishing".They chose to live better with less. A new ethic of life they bring into daily actions ...
Your gesture is as good as theirs!

MUS said...

i like this post. and agree less is more.

Douce-Amer said...

It's juste so pure ... perfect white !

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Cris said...

natsumi
when i read about this cv's theme, i thought that only you could think in "white". i think this looks so much with you!
you did a great choice and a great post!!

happy weekend!!

xoxo

The Fab Miss B said...

I have moved so very many times & agree that less is more- but oh, it can be hard to do! I have no furniture (we rent furnished homes wherever we go) but lots of clothes, art and art supplies that come along to help make me feel at home. Lovely post as usual!

Ana Gonzalez said...

Yes, less is more. Beautiful pictures.

Jeannette said...

Love your white theme! And you made me decide to clear the house of all the stuff I don´t need anymore.
Twice a year I clear out and feel much better.
Have a great Sunday!

k.design said...

Just wonderful! I like the idea to reduce to the essential...

Cate said...

this is your forte, natsumi. i love the way you take things down to their essence. great theme!

Cookie Cutter said...

I REALLY love these images. I think the Japanese interprets minimalism in their own unique way, one which I really adore. And I see it in your work :)

keiko said...

So beautiful, Natsumi-san - white is my favourite colour too. I totally agree about 'living simple' - I used to keep everything but now am much better and bring lots of stuff to charity shops :) Thank you for all the lovely links too, you are an inspiration! kx

Line said...

there is something very special about your blog I just love it!!!