Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Iris Apfel and The Minimalists

Such is the philosophy of Iris Apfel. It is not my philosophy. I am more of a minimalist. But I love her.

Funny true story: When I got my bifocals I first picked out a frame that reminded me of Iris, specifically because I love the look of her glasses. The eye doctors assistant talked me down. She said she didn't think the little town I lived in was ready for Iris Apfel (which was funny because I hadn't mentioned her up to that point.) So I toned down a bit and I think I'm probably happier.

Anywho - last week when there was nothing worth watching on tv and none of my shows have a new season on Netflix yet, I came upon a documentary about minimalism which is home to me. It was good and I will talk about it later.

Tonight - same nothing good on tv - same nothing new I want to watch on Netflix - I came across the documentary simply titled 'Iris'.

It was so good. She has been totally true to herself for 95 years now. She was married to her husband Carl for 68 years until he died in 2015.

If you have a chance - watch it. She is fascinating and endearing although I could never wear what she wears or live in her house.

So The Minimalists:

This is a documentary by and about Joshua Filburn and Ryan Nicodemis and their pursuit of minimalism.

It was also good. They took you on a book tour and on the way chronicled their lives thus far and how they got into minimalism.

Again - watch it if you have a chance.

Meanwhile they have a website. This is them:

Wonder how Joshua and Ryan would get along with Iris?