“Minimalism: a Documentary About the Important Things” is now streaming on Netflix. The film follows Joshua and Ryan on their 10-month book tour across the U.S. while interspersing interviews with other like-minded folk. The concept of minimalism is to live as simply as possible without the accumulation of things for the things’ sake. Similar to the Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, minimalism challenges our consumerism and tendencies to acquire things in our search for joy and love.
As far as documentaries go, it could have had more depth and spent a little less long sweeping shots of Joshua and Ryan setting up for their events. This kind of thing speaks to the grass-roots nature of their tour but wasted valuable screen time that could have been used to provide strategies for introducing more minimalism in our lives.
Forbes has a really thorough review of the documentary and concept of minimalism. I know, Forbes seems like a counterintuitive magazine to be supporting this type of concept. They give a few helpful tips on how to live a more minimalist lifestyle without having to give up everything but a couple of a tshirts and a pair of sneakers.
Here at Metamorphic, we divert thousands of pounds of materials that would have been sent to landfill to create functional and fashionable bags and accessories to make your lifestyle easier. Even though we are in the business of selling bags, we are thoughtful about our materials and make products that will last a lifetime. Our bags won’t break after a few wears, they keep trash out of the landfill and are locally made, all principles that keep with the minimalism movement. We encourage our customers to choose less waste, more joy and always have adventure on their minds.