• the art of slow living // taking #aminimalminute

 

Today we're handing over to Tiffany Grant-Riley and Ilaria Fatone, two interior stylists, and founders of #aminimalminute on Instagram. They share their views on Slow Living in a fast-paced world, and why it's important to take a step back, take your time, take a minute. 

 

slow living // taking #aminimalminute@curatedisplay

 

You will no doubt have heard about the idea of Slow Living, a subject somewhat ambiguous in its definition, perhaps seen as another modern day fad, another way to send up our Instagram-worthy virtual lives as picture perfect - because online perception is everything, right?

But what effect does our always switched on lifestyle have on our well-being? And is the Slow Living movement a sign that in this fast paced world we live in now, perhaps we need to take back our downtime, move against the grain of the mass-produced, the fast fashion, the fast food?

 

mahabis // a minimal minute @un23ilaria, and @lucysnowphotography 

 

Interior stylists Ilaria Fatone and Tiffany Grant-Riley struck up a friendship after meeting at a collaborative bloggers book launch in Munich last year. Connecting over a common love for Scandinavian design and minimalism, they both learned their interests in the Slow Living movement and how each experiences it differently from their homes in France and England.

In essence, Slow Living is about taking time back to embrace the things in your life that make you happy, to find meaning and fulfilment - without sounding too on the pretentious side.  Whilst it’s simply not possible to literally slow down every day - let’s face it, we all have jobs to go to, families to raise etc. and hectic moments are part of life, but by making mindful decisions as to how you go about your day and pro-actively spending time away from the online world, it ultimately strengthens your emotional wellbeing. Should that next digital notification rank higher than a breath of fresh air, a bite of homemade cake you made that afternoon or much needed time with family?

 

slow living // taking #aminimalminute
@hegeinfrance

 

“We spent a lot of time discussing our online lives, our role as bloggers and how we balance all that out with slow living in our own way, both with families and day jobs. From my perspective, I was constantly burning out and I needed to rethink my approach to work/life. Discovering a slower pace of life in Italy many years ago kick-started it all for me. It’s impossible to get complete balance but slow living helps re-address those times you feel under pressure, just as long as you remember to make time regularly.” Tiffany Grant-Riley

 

Inspired by each other’s experiences, they created #aminimalminute on Instagram as a call to others in their community to share their own definitions of slow living and minimal style. #amininalminute can be a quiet moment during the day, a piece of design or space, a thought even. Since it launched in January it has already received a huge response with some absolutely beautiful example of images depicting a range of interpretations from across the globe.

 

slow living // taking #aminimalminute@emilievancamp 

 

“Each month we both choose four favourites to share on our own feeds and use it as an opportunity to introduce the idea to our community. It’s great to see how it has evolved from its very beginning. More people joined us and subjects can go from flowers to interiors, from landscapes to everyday moments. Which in the end comforts our idea of the slow living inspiration applied to any moment of your everyday life”. Ilaria Fatone


 
slow living // taking #aminimalminute@indiahobson 

 

Born and raised in Milan (Italy), Ilaria Fatone is an Art Historian turned freelance interior stylist
 when she left hectic Paris to move to slow Aix-en-Provence, in Southern France three years ago. Curator of the interior and lifestyle blog, un due tre ilaria, she relays her passion for uncluttered spaces, urban jungles and clean design to breathe new life into modern interiors. Last summer she started running workshops on Minimalism and Slow Living in Southern France. @un23ilaria

 

Tiffany Grant-Riley is a freelance interior stylist and editor of UK interior style blog Curate & Display. Writing from her 2m sq workspace in historic Rochester and surrounded by her urban jungle, Tiff focuses on a simple, clean aesthetic inspired by Scandinavian design with a strong emphasis on minimalism and slow living. In 2015 she co-founded Function+Form, an offline community in London encouraging collaboration for creatives and design enthusiasts through beautifully styled gatherings. These focus on the work and creative processes of independent designer/makers. @curatedisplay

 

We're inviting you to share your downtime, and your minimal moments. Join Tiffany and Ilaria, and post your interpretation of #aminimalminute. You can also spread the word and share the art of slow living, by clicking on this ready-to-go tweet




the art of slow living // taking #aminimalminute

 

Today we're handing over to Tiffany Grant-Riley and Ilaria Fatone, two interior stylists, and founders of #aminimalminute on Instagram. They share their views on Slow Living in a fast-paced world, and why it's important to take a step back, take your time, take a minute. 

 

slow living // taking #aminimalminute@curatedisplay

 

You will no doubt have heard about the idea of Slow Living, a subject somewhat ambiguous in its definition, perhaps seen as another modern day fad, another way to send up our Instagram-worthy virtual lives as picture perfect - because online perception is everything, right?

But what effect does our always switched on lifestyle have on our well-being? And is the Slow Living movement a sign that in this fast paced world we live in now, perhaps we need to take back our downtime, move against the grain of the mass-produced, the fast fashion, the fast food?

 

mahabis // a minimal minute @un23ilaria, and @lucysnowphotography 

 

Interior stylists Ilaria Fatone and Tiffany Grant-Riley struck up a friendship after meeting at a collaborative bloggers book launch in Munich last year. Connecting over a common love for Scandinavian design and minimalism, they both learned their interests in the Slow Living movement and how each experiences it differently from their homes in France and England.

In essence, Slow Living is about taking time back to embrace the things in your life that make you happy, to find meaning and fulfilment - without sounding too on the pretentious side.  Whilst it’s simply not possible to literally slow down every day - let’s face it, we all have jobs to go to, families to raise etc. and hectic moments are part of life, but by making mindful decisions as to how you go about your day and pro-actively spending time away from the online world, it ultimately strengthens your emotional wellbeing. Should that next digital notification rank higher than a breath of fresh air, a bite of homemade cake you made that afternoon or much needed time with family?

 

slow living // taking #aminimalminute
@hegeinfrance

 

“We spent a lot of time discussing our online lives, our role as bloggers and how we balance all that out with slow living in our own way, both with families and day jobs. From my perspective, I was constantly burning out and I needed to rethink my approach to work/life. Discovering a slower pace of life in Italy many years ago kick-started it all for me. It’s impossible to get complete balance but slow living helps re-address those times you feel under pressure, just as long as you remember to make time regularly.” Tiffany Grant-Riley

 

Inspired by each other’s experiences, they created #aminimalminute on Instagram as a call to others in their community to share their own definitions of slow living and minimal style. #amininalminute can be a quiet moment during the day, a piece of design or space, a thought even. Since it launched in January it has already received a huge response with some absolutely beautiful example of images depicting a range of interpretations from across the globe.

 

slow living // taking #aminimalminute@emilievancamp 

 

“Each month we both choose four favourites to share on our own feeds and use it as an opportunity to introduce the idea to our community. It’s great to see how it has evolved from its very beginning. More people joined us and subjects can go from flowers to interiors, from landscapes to everyday moments. Which in the end comforts our idea of the slow living inspiration applied to any moment of your everyday life”. Ilaria Fatone


 
slow living // taking #aminimalminute@indiahobson 

 

Born and raised in Milan (Italy), Ilaria Fatone is an Art Historian turned freelance interior stylist
 when she left hectic Paris to move to slow Aix-en-Provence, in Southern France three years ago. Curator of the interior and lifestyle blog, un due tre ilaria, she relays her passion for uncluttered spaces, urban jungles and clean design to breathe new life into modern interiors. Last summer she started running workshops on Minimalism and Slow Living in Southern France. @un23ilaria

 

Tiffany Grant-Riley is a freelance interior stylist and editor of UK interior style blog Curate & Display. Writing from her 2m sq workspace in historic Rochester and surrounded by her urban jungle, Tiff focuses on a simple, clean aesthetic inspired by Scandinavian design with a strong emphasis on minimalism and slow living. In 2015 she co-founded Function+Form, an offline community in London encouraging collaboration for creatives and design enthusiasts through beautifully styled gatherings. These focus on the work and creative processes of independent designer/makers. @curatedisplay

 

We're inviting you to share your downtime, and your minimal moments. Join Tiffany and Ilaria, and post your interpretation of #aminimalminute. You can also spread the word and share the art of slow living, by clicking on this ready-to-go tweet




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