8 ways to edit your workspace and life, from Entrepreneur.
For the first time in history, owning less stuff is a sign of wealth. A recent article in T Magazine reports that the new rich are embracing “amor vacui,” the love of empty space.
Graham Hill, founder of design website LifeEdited, discovered the “luxury of less” long before the world’s affluent embarked on this trend. In 2007, he sold TreeHugger, the environmental website he founded. The windfall from that sale would lead the young tech millionaire to fill his mansion with all the electronics and possessions his heart desired.
He soon realized that his house – and psyche – began to feel a bit cluttered. “I realized I was in my late 30s, and still living like a student,” says Hill. “I just wanted to build my own cool, green apartment.” So he used his background in architecture and design to edit his life. He moved into a 420-square-foot New York City apartment and used this crowd-funded space to prove that people could have everything they need by living in a smaller, smarter and healthier space.