Welcome to zero = abundance, your online resource to re-define “happiness” by exploring the potential of “less is more,” leveraging Japanese Zen aesthetics. We offer a variety of ideas and stories on the minimalist lifestyle, design/architecture, business and social change that will help design your own happiness without relying on “more stuff.”
Zen played an important role in shaping what we consider “Japanese aesthetics” today which are associated with the minimal, the simple and the quiet. Find out how Zen, a school of the “Great Vehicle” Buddhism, elevated its core tenets “kuu (emptiness)” into a crystallized form of the minimalist arts.
Introducing “less is more” to your lifestyle is not limited to simply reducing the number of things you own. Opportunities become boundless when we open ourselves up to our own abilities and potential. Leading brands such as MUJI show you how.
Design and architecture are the catalyst for us to interact with the outside environment proactively and lead a fulfilling life without relying on “more.” We cover inspiring design and architecture stories, especially events/exhibitions that take place in Japan.
If we leverage “less is more” collectively, we can transform the way we create, produce, work and live together into something much more accomplished. You may be surprised how effective “less is more” is in business and social design to foster happy relationships between all kinds of stakeholders.