It must be the same for everyone: at some point fashions that you remember from your childhood and teenage years come right back round, full circle, and are everywhere. While some of these fads remain happily consigned to the vaults of history, others may leave you wishing you’d held onto your treasured faves.
Perhaps it’s the fashion for minimalism, but we’ve noticed there’s a huge number of books about decluttering at the moment. From the practical to the extreme to the frankly eccentric, there seems to be a system to help tackle excess stuff for every day of the week. Of course, there’s clutter and then there’s hoarding, a much, much more serious disorder that can prove difficult to treat, as we found out from talking to Satwant Singh, a Nurse Consultant in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mental Health, and an expert in compulsive hoarding disorder.
Between 2008 and 2016 the number of freelancers in the UK increased by 43% to around 2 million workers. It’s probably no surprise that London is home to a good many of these entrepreneurial souls (21%, according to the good people at IPSE) and if you’re one of this number, you’ll know that while it’s a great way to work, it can also have its pitfalls. It’s no coincidence that the rise in the number of freelancers has a great deal to do with the increasingly higher tech world we inhabit and so, even when it all gets a bit stressful, there are some brilliant apps, companies and services that can make life that little bit easier for London’s freelancers.
We speak to a lot of collectors here at Boxman. One thing we’ve noticed is that often there’s an infectious enthusiasm in the way they speak of their treasury – whatever might be in it.
London’s a great city. It’s bustling, cosmopolitan, full of unfound corners and secret spaces, but if you’re newly arrived it can also be really, really intimidating. There’s the issue of where to live, who to live with, how on earth to even begin to find your way about.