How Maximalist Decor Offers a Healthy Break From the Algorithm Life

We all know the saying “Less is more.” Over the past century, the aphorism has become a battle cry for architects and designers, defining a modernist aesthetic that champions the minimal and the refined over the busy and the ornamental as a path toward better living. But has our understanding of minimalism itself become a little too reductive? And does it even fit with our collective ethos here in 2024? 

While the pithy phrase was popularized by the 20th-century German American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, it doesn’t apply to the way many of his clients actually lived in

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Bringing B.C. woodcrafters to Central Island homes

As a retailer who’s been serving the Central Island community for more than 13 years, Parry Gallagher is passionate about supporting local.

After all, it’s what’s allowed Coombs Junction Furniture to continue to grow and to give back – not only to the manufacturers they support and the customers they serve, but to the community as a whole, including recent donations to the Royal Canadian Legion and the Oceanside Hospice Society.

So while Parry puts an emphasis on British Columbian- and Canadian-made furnishings year-round, throughout June, the Coombs Junction Furniture team is showing B.C. woodcrafters a little extra love.


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