Life Edited…

Filed in Astro-Decor

eco cooking life editedI love Life Edited – you know i’m mad for minimalism, Feng Shui etc & this site is (i.m.o.) super-suave with the way they present their info. Their mantra: Design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy.

It’s brilliant how they present it elegantly sans guilting, hippie gerbera crap or Geocities style conspiracy ranting. And if you’re at all minimalist, Uranian or feeling like the Zap Zone might actually be YOUR era (give or take some geopolitical tumult and global financial fuqery) you’ll love it.Β 

Also how fantastic is this stove, fridge, dishwasher, vertical garden thing above? How can we be so stuck in previous paradigms? And why isn’t every single grass verge maintained by the council a chamomile lawn or a herb garden already?

Access Horoscopes, Insta-Tarot, Oracle and More

All Access Membership – This is not a recurring payment – you are not locked in.

Email Mystic if you would like to trial for a few weeks first.

80
Leave a Reply

Please Login to comment
avatar
22 Comment threads
58 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
16 Comment authors
AndromedaKirikoScalypso scorphiddendragonqueen Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Kiriko
Kiriko

HA! “Geocities style conspiracy ranting” Mystic you are a POET xx

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Pi and Pegasus, you really got me there. Pi, you expressed the aspirational and nostalgic self in the things one owns. I just reorganised two tubs of clothing. After they arrived from interstate, having been packed after fairly severe culling. But could I have perhaps got rid of even more just now? Still, since i’m not in my own home i’m planning not to buy anything, not just now but in the foreseeable future, until i have actually worn everything, everything, until every piece has become my favourite and it’s faded, worn out, threadloose and i have to throw it… Read more »

Pi
Pi

yes i have a box in my room now, anything that doesn’t thrill me or has sort of had its run, can go in there in prep for donating.

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

You’re fab: it is comonsense but i think i’m ripe for a good solid reminder.

I did have a collection corner that would get regular items until i had enough for a donations trip. The corner was near my front door and i had to look at it often which disturbed my tranquility, so good incentive to declutter. Now i have no corner, so a box is a great idea.

Am loving the LifeEdit site. It fits where i’m at just now,

calypso scorp
calypso scorp

i have an exact same corner behind my front door πŸ™‚

S
S

A bag behind the front door is always there for donating. I like to drop it off after a therapy session. Something about saying “See ya old stuff, find a new home.” I try and find new homes for items or new ways to use these things.

Vuldaen
Vuldaen

“It’s brilliant how they present it elegantly sans guilting, hippie gerbera crap or Geocities style conspiracy ranting.” Best paragraph opening ever.

Pi
Pi

having said my little piece above, I have to admit that modular kitchen column thing would make moving a BREEZE. I have moved house so often, I choose my furniture on whether or not I can lift, carry and stack it on my own (as usually a dearth of able-bodied types to assist). And on how much storage it takes up when I am in Limbo (as i am now)

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Just having rid myself of all furniture, I am questioning my lifelong love affair with wood.

Even wondered whether it was possible to buy furniture of really sturdy corrugated cardboard, but then it would be pretty heavy as well if it were that sturdy.

Pi
Pi

there’s always the bamboo / rattan / wicker option. i do believe such furniture doesn’t need to take us back to 1983 patios…and those beautiful light scandinavian designs..

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

hey i never would have thought of that…i think these days there are better options than the woven wicker dust catcher i once had as a teen.

hiddendragonqueen
hiddendragonqueen

i think my kids have this in a playmobil set. in fact they have had many plastic toy kitchens that resemble this. it’s a nice concept for the right lifestyle i guess but it would make me insane- i’d have all the pieces rotated out and be knocking things over left and right. huh. i just had a vision of a 30-cubicle dollhouse, each with a person inside like a little lab rat trying to actually use this thing, and scientists observing seeing at what rate they go mad… 😯

Pegasus
Pegasus

Gulp going to be ruthless. The lingerie is going.
And the shoes.

You have until the morning to stop me binning it πŸ™‚

hiddendragonqueen
hiddendragonqueen

don’t do it. it’s taurus, for chrissakes!!!

Andromeda
Andromeda

what she said!!

Pi
Pi

let me know how that goes….!

pegasus
pegasus

I so get ‘the memories’ explains the reluctance to toss some of items and what about the time it took to choose them!
So the inner wear that reminds me i used to be hot has been packed and stored in the shed instead πŸ™‚

Camping? Snowboarding? I’m there! In need of that fun i wish for everyone else.
grace & blessings to you my friends.

S
S

That’s a nice idea. If the council planted marigolds it would help keep those nasty little winged mongrels (midges) at bay.

Pegasus
Pegasus

Editing was the Pisces new moon list of plans, so it is now 5+ weeks since and is ongoing. Then to see on that site ‘wear a uniform’. OMG, she who lerves to shop?! Then remembered that was exactly my idea in 1980 when i was doing an 18 hour day. Mentally designed an all-in- one – step-into-zipped ‘bodysuit’, cotton for day, silk for night. Carla Zampatti had one in her range in heavy silk, 2 toned. Stunning and practical day OR night worn till it faded, cafe au lait and pale pink. NO PAPER? This is a bit ‘burn… Read more »

Pi
Pi

a uniform?! and marxists LOLOL I mean, when I was 19 and broke (the first time LOL) and life was simple, and i lived out in the sticks, my uniform wasn’t a uniform so much as just what I wore all the time as I had a smaller collection of clothes. I’d like to. I really would. I entertain the idea daily. comfortable leg-wear, that doesn’t highlight my ‘could do with doubling the running frequency’ thighs. A tasteful selection of t-shirts. Boots, well which of my 10 pairs of all extremely different boots do I toss / keep (I have… Read more »

Andromeda
Andromeda

Actually I rather liked the uniform bit!
I have sorted resorted to a uniform as a mamma.

Daily I wear black leggings + sloppy jumper/t-shirt/3/4 length dresses + BOOTS + scarves.

Only buy three colours, emerald, lapis and white. Okay, some pinkish reds. If I like a thing & it’s on sale I get doubles.

Pi
Pi

yeah i am guessing if there are kids on the scene, the vintage silk wrap DvF dress (say) doesn’t get much of a run near the little snotbundles of joy, haha I mean, I was reading about decluttering / minimising / whatever buzzword , and I came across the term “aspirational clutter”. this made a lot of sense to me. it’s like the You that you want your possessions to represent or the life you want to lead. (HA typo, i wrote “‘lie you want to lead’ .. :\ ) and the Me that my wardrobe refers to has a… Read more »

Andromeda
Andromeda

Oh I am totally getting all that. I have clothes that would fit a 11 year old that I can’t quite release. In fact I have given some of them to my 10 year old niece, not the sexy stuff howevs. One is an outfit I wore to the wedding of my Sagg Ex’s sis. It’s a mauve ruffled raw silk skirt I teamed with a nude & delicate black lace corset top – a bit spanish flamenco with these tiny kitten heels. Sounds awful, but It was very restrained, elegant, expensive & divine. And perfect for a warm latin… Read more »

Pi
Pi

ah you’re wonderful Andromeda. and that outfit does sound cool πŸ˜‰ XX

Andromeda
Andromeda

Soz that was super indulgent, don’t know what came over me there. Probably my natal chart.

fluidfeline
fluidfeline

No way. I love a good kitchen; this is hideous. Reminds me of a time where I lived on microwaved lean cuisine. Don’t get me wrong, I hate clutter (stellium in Virgo and 6th house Sun), but this is just wrong. And I’m a ZZoner fosho with progressed Asc in Aries with Uranus sitting there trining my Leo Sun and squaring my Kataka Moon πŸ™‚ x

fallen angel
fallen angel

So speaking of living simply.. here’s another thing I wonder about. I grew up in SE Asia, where if you’re there or have been there, can be quite densely packed in the cities. Regardless, it’s also part of the culture for people to live with their families until they go off and start their own. This wasn’t just a function of economics, this level of physical closeness is how families feel they can protect their own, keep involved and show each other caring and consideration (or sometimes not) in tangible ways. I personally find it challenging to share living space… Read more »

scorpiorising
scorpiorising

I’ll take one in brushed steel.

me
me

Oh dear. I may have missed something but am i seeing marketing/advertising on my beloved MM?

Anonymous
Anonymous

where?

Pi
Pi

My beautiful Virgo friend recently suffered an earbashing (in writing) from me about this smug minimalist trend. Poor girl. It wasn’t personal. Anyway, here I revisit my vitriol, again, pls note Mystic, not personal. It’s just a trigger you see, as I keep tripping over my pile of laundry that is approaching hip height and I STILL have clothes to wear… Q. how fantastic is this stove, fridge, dishwasher, vertical garden thing above? A. Great! if you like climbing a stepladder and risking your neck to reach the cheese / milk / soymilk / soycheese / leftovers when you come… Read more »

Pi
Pi

having said all this i do subscribe to the LifeEdited newsletter. but i am thinking of going all minimalist on my inbox and deleting all of my newsletter subscriptions. other than MM of COURSE x

Luna
Luna

Double Virgo says who in their right mind would eat anything grown on a car exhaust polluted verge?! How about planting something that thrives on that crap or fixes it (chemically, I mean).
As for that appliance tower: eat nuked foods? Never. Design demon (me with Pallas cj Mercury mid-Libra 1st) says doors should not open smack in your face.

ArienScorp
ArienScorp

Yes, the toxic fumes are a problem. Everyone go get a bicycle so we can change our world for the better! Vertical garden grown with grey water — no. I’m against the popularity of raised beds, too. Make a box and put a concoction of “soil” in it? No. Stick your seeds in the real ground where the minerals and dirt life are more varied. Harder? Yes. It actually takes knowledge and skill to grow something in the ground. Raised beds are how you teach children to garden. Hmftt! I also agree about the oven that looks suspiciously like a… Read more »

Pi
Pi

hmm, raised beds are ok imo where the soil is difficult to grow things in (e.g. heavy clay) or you have a large paved or concreted surface that is too expensive to dig up and you still want a garden bed. Also they’re good if the gardener has a bad back / knees etc and can’t easily get to ground level.. but other than that I do like the earth connection where possible xx

S
S

Have you heard about Aqua Gardening?

Pi
Pi

like hydroponics?

S
S

No Pi, it looks like kids bathing pool with a fish swimming in it and plants grow on top. So you can eat the fish too.

S
S

Hi Pi, I found this link on Aquaponics http://www.aquaponics.net.au/

Pi
Pi

thanks for the link, S. that looks interesting..I am sure i’ve seen something similar but set up as a fresh water fish tank (as in ornamental fishies not dinner fishies)…

cosmic fleece
cosmic fleece

Dear Pi aka KIAP, I came across something the other day, when i was I sending my Katakan friend a card letting her know, i know she is broken hearted and grieving for the loss of her soul sister…A And i came acorss this ‘Greiving is necessary and must be taken slowly, we have to absorb what has happened, Strength will come in time, Please do not hurry yourself for others”. I don tknow if you are trying to hurry yourself for others, i know i pretty much didnt talk to anyone for roughly 4 years (23-27) when my beautiful… Read more »

Andromeda
Andromeda

That’s very personal & beautiful I think, not prattish at all CF. When my brother died I moved in with an ex’s mum who had bone cancer. It was a special time helping her with her physical needs & being around a person who had time (unlike bro) to think about death & life. In retrospect, a dog would have been a good idea. So sorry to Pi & you too Cosmic Fleece for your losses. I talked with lots of people about my bro, I cried heaps, a lot of those people are scared of me now though.. πŸ™‚… Read more »

Pi
Pi

thank you Andromeda. I can’t imagine what it would be like to lose a sibling. I think my heart would break into a million pieces.

animals are nice to have around…all that loyal furry love and all they ask in return is food, warmth, pats, and time outside with company.

i’m sorry to hear that people were put off by your expressing grief about your brother. that doesn’t sound quite right to me. was that hard for you to deal with?
xxx

andromeda
andromeda

Well, I am a very exuberant & expressive Leo with Scorp Moon (with a strangely introverted side). People who tire easily, are emotionally feeble etc. find me too much. My world divided into those who were capable of caring and those who couldn’t at that time.
There have been several culling points with friends, that was one of them. Yes, everything was hard then!
But now it’s passed, I realise that I am a lot stronger than many people, so it’s no one’s fault.

Pi
Pi

yes, I understand some people don’t like to be around our individual ways of handling strife. or the situation itself is beyond their ability to cope or support us. it’s hard for everyone…I suppose there are lessons both ways… how do we come across to others, and who are these people if they can’t handle a friend at their lowest ebb? For me it definitely led to ‘redefining’ some friendships, but it’s v rare for me to ditch someone entirely. It’s that pisces thing. We’re there, but on some important levels we’re no longer there. i.e. In the friendship. xx

Pi
Pi

also realising that some of my friends simply didn’t know what to do.

Andromeda
Andromeda

Yes, many don’t know what to do you are right. Frustrating, hurtful at the time, but not intentionally.
I never ditch people in my heart, but for some reason in reality they are ditched. :-/ Natural shucking process? Hm. I feel like being a fixed person (Sun 2nd leo, Scorp Moon etc) is a final statement of outcome.

cosmic fleece
cosmic fleece

Oh Man Andie,
What a double whammy.

I guess then, that it’s death, disease, a diagnosis or divorce (whether married or not), all sort out ‘the wheat from the chaff’.
And it’s ok, also somewhat surprising who steps up and who steps down.
I love a unpredictable surprise ! (with people not parties)

Im sorry you lost your brother Hon. x
He could be nothing but proud of the sister/wise woman you have morphed into.

Pi
Pi

thank you beautiful fleecy. what lovely things to say. I think I needed to hear this.

I am so sorry about your cousin, that must have been awful…*bighugs*

Yes the joie de vivre isn’t coming quite as easily as it once did. The most beautiful summer ever here and my usual overwhelming urge to leave the house has been at an all time low.

you never come across as a prat.

love pi xx

hiddendragonqueen
hiddendragonqueen

wow, that’s absolutely beautiful. love to all three of you. and happy birthday the other day, cf!

hiddendragonqueen
hiddendragonqueen

my himalayan laundry pile and i agree with everything you’ve said. especially about poverty- minimalism is a mark of privilege. give that monstrosity up there to any poor family and they will take it as an insult, start mumbling about stalinist russia…

Pi
Pi

himalayan… sounds about right! I am using my now empty-ish drawers to see what’s left of my wardrobe at low tide, as it’s likely this stuff isn’t being worn for a reason..

hiddendragonqueen
hiddendragonqueen

hee hee- the leftovers at the bottom that you’d rather do the sniff test or quick-wash a load than wear… πŸ™‚ i’m embarrassed to admit that my drawers aren’t even slightly empty. they are at the loose-pack full yet close smoothly stage. and to top it off the half-dirty pile that sees all the action might not be k2, but it’s easily killamanjaro. and i purged bags and bags not that long ago! hm, off to do the taurus test again… clearly i’ve been therapizing… 😯

Andromeda
Andromeda

Awesome link. Those 12th Century Chinese apartments are incredible!

Want to be a minimalist, but small kids are a maximalist statement.

The kitchen is the heart & hearth of a home, it’s importantance cannot be minimalised. πŸ˜‰ In an ideal world I would have bench tops to lean on.

Andromeda
Andromeda

and y’know, make a mess, have sex on..etc.

S
S

This one is hardly a 9 1/2 Weeks kinda kitchen.

Saturnalien
Saturnalien

According to the site link, it has counter surfaces that create seating for 6. Should be plenty of room for a shag under the spring onions….

andromeda
andromeda

Hahhahaha! The fresh herbs could be aromatherapeutic? A bit of basil for staying power etc. I do NOT see seating for six there and even if I did, I’d break that hell out that thing.

LibranVirgs
LibranVirgs

Jupiter is trining my North Node and Mars is about to join the Sun + Venus in Taurus, sigh of relief
Theoretically, Mars in capricorn is exalted but I’ve always thought Mars in taurus is a much better placement than mars in cap. Mars in Taurus is one of my fave Mars’. Just sayin

S
S

Rubik The Kitchen. The ethos I love. I think I am looking at the inside of a futuristic camper-van sans van. As a tall person I am sure to be head banging in there. Zap zone prep is underway: pissed I’ve already tossed my Sacred Space Clearing book.

LibranVirgs
LibranVirgs

hilarious!

WOOHOO
WOOHOO

I was thinkin the other way… As a short person they would need to incorporate a ladder as I’ll starve not being able to reach the fridge up there.

It totes reminds me of the robots on “the Jetsons” for some reason.

S
S

I’d like to see a reality kitchen show done with this Rubik-Smurfs-A-Lot kitchen. #winning

Andromeda
Andromeda

I don’t watch (unless they include travel) cooking shows, but I would watch that!
Master Mini-Chef.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Oooohhhh!! When I grow up I want THAT!

Buckle (Aries, Pisces Asc, Gem Moon)
Buckle (Aries, Pisces Asc, Gem Moon)

Just looking at the above pic – wouldn’t the herbs get burned / wilted to buggery by being positioned over the hotplate like that?

I think I’m more of a “herbs on the windowsill” type person.

Virgo Ellie
Virgo Ellie

I have a friend who loves these compact living spaces. I just sent her the website. Very interesting…

xo!

Artemis
Artemis

Oh Mystic, I love ‘Life Edited’ too πŸ™‚ … I’m a minimalist with a capital M πŸ˜‰

cosmic fleece
cosmic fleece

Brilliant.
Have been onto the husband about how street trees aren’t citrus trees .. for people to share, and use as required – they are the right height for fitting under the telegraph lines, so save on maintenance …

Double Happiness
Double Happiness

I have always thought we should be ripping up the nature strip and planting veges

S
S

Capital idea, Double Happiness.

hiddendragonqueen
hiddendragonqueen

i know, right?! simple and beautiful and the same routine maintenance they already do. or less- YOU GUYS HAVE TELEGRAPHS?

Pi
Pi

yeah, it’s being reinstated in anticipation of a conservative government winning the next federal election… “there’s no need for any technology more advanced than the telegraph…we propose to revert to this simpler option which will save Thur Oztrayan Peepw valuable budget deficit moneyz”

Pi
Pi

(you might need to search the terms ‘australia’ ‘national broadband network’ and ‘debate’ for background on this, haha)

hiddendragonqueen
hiddendragonqueen

awww, you guys have a “shadow minister for communications.” too! how completely charming. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

and hey, ah dawn’t waynt to pay no taxis for some gowddamn hippie hoomahu! ma grandaddy used telegraphs, ma great-grandaddy used telegraphs, and they’s good enuf for me too.

pi
pi

Haha! That’s about right πŸ˜‰

LibranVirgs
LibranVirgs

I love the ethos behind editing and design. Exquisite simplicity is my landlord. But I dunno bout this oven/fridge/dishwasher. There’s something unbalanced about the look; like it could topple at any moment.

cosmic fleece
cosmic fleece

Have to agree with you there LibranVirgs. Maybe a metre square bench/cube thing .. rather than vertical. Fine without a dishwasher as everyone will only have 1 plate,bowl,glass,cup, set of cutlery each, and is responsible for the cleaning of it. Viola !

LibranVirgs
LibranVirgs

Ha yes, one set of cutlery, bowl, etc!
Its design is also a bit boring, like one of those smart meters in Australia. It’s functional and practical – which, don’t get me wrong, is great, but I’d like to see its design evoke an element of style that blends simplicity with imagination. I really really liked retro telephone devices – pastel colours, shiny finish, a nice winding cord… Must be my Kataka planets that like a feeling of yesterday in a design.

S
S

Oops I read that as Smurf Meters.

MENU