Open Space is a community driven to deliver discussion on minimal design, architecture, fashion and philosophy. We were drawn to the name ‘Open Space’ because it embodies our values. Being an open space for discussion, free information, and minimal white space design, expressing simplicity in its purest form.
Through our integration with Armonicci, we will be able to deliver short articles on topics related to our core values, as we both share an affinity in terms of minimal white space design and the expression of simplicity.
White space is the area between the design elements. It is also the space within individual design elements, including the space between typography glyphs. The use of white space ensures elegance and meaningful design, “any intelligent fool can make things bigger more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” – E.F. Schumacher. Sadly, many individuals consider white space wasted space. They think it could be used to house more information or other visual elements.
On the contrary, white space is a great tool to balance design elements and better organize content to improve the visual communication experience. People get frustrated when information bombards them. We’re humans, not machines. White space calms us, letting us “breathe”.
In a world in which we can easily become overwhelmed by the number of things that fill our minds every single day – emails, phone calls, messages, advertisements, spam, offers, novelties, news – the ability to learn how to distinguish the necessary from the unnecessary has become essential.
If we want to live a life worth living with low levels of stress and anxiety, we must be able to reduce the number of things that make it into our minds. We need to do less of those things we probably should not do and more of those things that are truly important. We have to say no to some things to have the chance to say yes to many others.
Get more outcomes with less effort, do more with less, focus on what is important, simplify. The various phrases – many of which have traditionally been associated with different models of productivity – are now more significant than ever and are becoming an important way of life. Today’s life certainly demands productivity in the broadest sense of the word.
Remember: Eliminating the unnecessary is embracing more of life, not less.
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