Nuh no. I don’t think you understand how excited am I to receive this. LOOK AT THISSSS!!!
Every single page in this magazine is visually stunning uhmahgutd.
IdN Magazine vol.17 made an issue on minimalism and did a small exhibition feature on Maison Martin Margiela.
SUPER LUNCH BAG
It’s actually some Quo cosmetic bag I found in my mom’s closet and immediately loved the simplicity of it. The shape reminded me of a paper lunch bag and the idea of replacing that iconic disposable brown paper with this valuable silver metallic material is simply dope. It’s something I could see Ivania from LOVE AESTHETICS (DIY queen) would have.
The concept of layers is so beautiful. It applies to everything, materialistically and metaphorically. I’ve always had the habit of wearing layers & layers of clothes since grade school, which acts as my barrier for my insecurities. When I draw and make sketches, I go over layering my lines so it appears smoother and shaped as oppose to keeping a single line that exposes my shaky precision and mistakes. Layers create dimensions. Our minds are dimensional- ever think about your thinking at the same time? Those are layered thoughts. Multitasking is a form of layering our movements because we can get a number of things done at the same rate of 2 or 3 people. So layers can be a multiple of things that creates one whole. But I like to think “layers” are more systematic and orderly than just “multiples,” and more unstable than something that’s “whole”.
Maybe I’m over complicating this, I don’t know. I’ve always found it to be a comforting concept and as an art student, it’s my favourite method.
This may explain my fascination for minimalism though. (I know, way to contradict myself hey?) But I’m curious to what happens when I peel away all those layers. It’s a little scary too but that just makes things that more exciting. How I see minimalism is something that is raw and very daring because it presents itself for what it is without many other variables to support/counteract it. It’s also very strict and unapologetic because it has to be precise- perfect in fact, in order for it to perform without distractions. Minimalism is actually hard to achieve. When you strip everything away, our eyes and mind looks even harder to find any scrap of detail, just something to grasp on to, to get some kind of reading and before you know it, you start seeing things you never did before. So measurement, orientation and even empty space has to be considered and accounted for. Minimalism reveals things we don’t see.
Just when I thought this post was going to be about layers. It goes to show what happens when you step out of your comfort zone, you’ll always discover something new.