The Fast Furniture Trap

The Fast Furniture Trap

By Stephanie Seferian

Did you know? Ikea beds, Wayfair desks, and other fast furniture items are designed to last about five years. Fast furniture is mass-produced and relatively inexpensive; it's easy, then, to obtain and abandon. And fast decor? Low price points essentially render disposable those trendy but cheap pillows, artwork, and trinkets. There's a better way, and it always starts with slowing down. Slow Style is Zandra Zuraw's framework for creating homes that nurture without breaking the bank, and today she shows us how to create havens that inspire and welcome without anything fast or cheap. Here’s a preview: [4:30] Why bother surrounding ourselves with beauty (and other big-picture musings) [7:00] Mass production, economies of sale, and the environmental implications of fast decor [17:00] Developing your eye for design means paying attention!  [25:00] How to find the fine line between keeping stuff you hate versus hopping on the hamster wheel of buying [30:00] Ethical furnishings companies DO exist! Here's where to find them once and for all   Resources mentioned: The Slow Style Home podcast The Sustainable Furnishings Council Roger + Chris furniture  Ridwell   This show is listener-supported. Thank you for supporting! Join our (free!) Facebook community here. Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube @sustainableminimalists Say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com.
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