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Minimalist running shoes for wet wintry weather?

I'm looking for as minimalist of a running shoe as possible for wet, cold winter weather. I love the Xeroshoes I have, but I'm afraid of the <40 degree Fahrenheit days we get here in Portland over winter with exposed toes, ankles and lower legs. [more inside]
posted by thebotanyofsouls on Nov 1, 2015 - 9 answers

An arm and a leg for a foot?

I am looking for a pair of affordable minimalist shoes that are suitable for a business casual environment that won't cost me an arm and a leg. [more inside]
posted by mcarthey on Sep 8, 2015 - 15 answers

I need a style icon

I need a style icon. I'm a mid-30s married mom to a toddler who works in a casual office at a desk all day. What am I supposed to look like? [more inside]
posted by jillithd on Jan 30, 2015 - 12 answers

Space-saving furniture and storage for office/bedroom/studio & more?

What are the latest and greatest for minimalist, efficient use of space for small, multipurpose rooms? [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Oct 27, 2014 - 2 answers

Non-minimalist running shoes for the minimalist?

I love my minimalist shoes, but a few years ago I attempted to run in them and ended up with capsulitis in the joints in the ball of my left foot. Here I am a few years later and I want to try running again. Difficulty level: female, with wide feet. [more inside]
posted by metarkest on Jan 27, 2014 - 21 answers

Searching for the perfect compromise wallet

I need a new perfect wallet! Or at least a compromise. I carried an Original All-Ett for years and really liked how slim it was, while still allowing me to carry every card I might possibly need in any situation. Then I got a SlimFold Micro, and appreciated that it made me pare down the number of cards I could carry, and I liked the much smaller footprint that allowed me to carry it in my front pocket. But the Tyvek got really unattractively dirty and creased within a week (especially around the outline of the cards, because there's a lot of extra material that extends past the profile of the stack of cards and gets folded), and more than once I've found myself in a bind because I didn't have a particular card on me. So I need yet another new wallet, but I'm not sure I can go back to the huge footprint of the All-Ett. Any suggestions for a compromise wallet that's not quite so large but still lets me carry ~12 cards, without falling apart?
posted by rhiannonstone on Jan 16, 2014 - 18 answers

Ideas for an inexpensive and simple "bed" ?

can you give me some ideas for an inexpensive and minimalist "bed area"? [more inside]
posted by bearette on Oct 28, 2013 - 21 answers

Versatile gadget for a minimal kitchen.

I live in a small studio apartment with an alcove "kitchen": sink, hot plate, mini fridge. I eat most meals at the cafeteria my employer provides. My counter space is extremely limited. What is the most functional and versatile appliance or device I can buy for those occasions when I want to cook something? (Assume I already have various pots, pans, and small kitchen tools.)
posted by Nomyte on Jul 8, 2013 - 25 answers

Single Page Daily News Brief - name that site

I have a specific site in mind, and I can't find it for the life of me. It's a consciously minimalist design, about 5 stories per day, summarized. The stories are all in a single column, on a single page, black text on a white background. Clean as clean can be. [more inside]
posted by scamper on Feb 27, 2013 - 7 answers

Ultra-simple One-liner Link-blogs, List-blogs?

What are some minimalist blogs that link to something interesting (article, video, etc), and offer minimal explanation but for a concise remark about it? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Jan 19, 2013 - 13 answers

The new iTunes is big and ridiculous. Help me make it small and snappy again.

Is there any way to make the new iTunes tighter and more minimalist? For example, I want my podcast and artist lists to be like the small-font, compact lists they used to be. Similar to the column browser, but on the side, NOT the top (which is all kinds of stupid up there). Basically, I want to see as many artists as possible with as little scrolling as possible. Any add-on or script or setting I'm overlooking that could take care of this, and perhaps other inefficiencies of the new iTunes?
posted by iamkimiam on Dec 28, 2012 - 6 answers

Will my feet explode if I wear my old sneakers to run?

What's the difference between minimalist running shoes and slim sneakers? [more inside]
posted by specialagentwebb on Jul 11, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me find my techno earworm!

Here's a snippet of a minimalist techno track that has been rattling around my head earworm style for a month now. Can you tell me who it is? The linked track was part of a 2 hour DJ set I downloaded from Tumblr at some point in March. As to what blog it came from I have no idea and no amount of searching gets me any closer. Help! WARNING! CONTAINS EARWORM!
posted by merocet on Jul 3, 2012 - 17 answers

She that goes barefoot....

Minimalist Running Filter: How likely is it that I can get back into minimalist running again after minor injury? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by luciddream928 on Jun 24, 2012 - 6 answers

It's all about the spaces.

What other super-sparse, dance-y, guitar-y, post-y punk-y, minimalist rock band am I missing out on? For example, I love Flin Flon. Of COURSE I love Gang of Four's Entertainment. I love Antelope.
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on Jan 12, 2012 - 28 answers

minimalist running: ur doing it wrong

How can I determine if I'm using proper form transitioning to minimalist running shoes? [more inside]
posted by canine epigram on Dec 21, 2011 - 12 answers

What are your kitchen essentials?

Let's say you're starting from scratch and outfitting a minimalist kitchen. What do you buy? [more inside]
posted by sharkfu on Dec 4, 2011 - 35 answers

More minimal/postminimal composer suggestions

Looking for more composers to listen to, especially in the minimal/post-minimal vein. List of composers I like included in full text. [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe on Aug 31, 2011 - 17 answers

I need a non-ugly desk chair.

I practically live at my desk. Where can I find a simple yet comfortable desk chair that looks good too? Probably black. Preferably armless. Under $200. Recommendations PLEASE! [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on Aug 25, 2011 - 9 answers

Hi my name's Fix and I'm sufilitist

[ConceptFilter] Is there a word for something that's simultaneously self-sufficient, utility-oriented, and minimalist? [more inside]
posted by fix on Jun 1, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me find durable high-quality clothing basics for small women

I'm looking for recommendations for well-cut, simple, durable, high-quality clothing basics for women. [more inside]
posted by Susan PG on Apr 18, 2011 - 16 answers

Help me find this todo webapp?

I'm trying to find a specific to do webapp I used a few months ago. It was of minimalist style, the main colors were red/grey/black on a white background. The main features I'm looking for (so if you know of a different one that does this, let me know) was that it was simple to add a task- you just typed it on a line, and that subtasks were also easy to add- as I recall you just hit enter for a new line and then tab to go each level deeper into tasks. I believe you could hide any sub-tasks by sort of retracting them into the top level task (if that makes sense?). Does that sound familiar to anyone? Thanks! If I remember any more details I'll update the post.
posted by jouir on Mar 3, 2011 - 5 answers

Why do I always remember the wrong parts of the conversation

NPRfilter: Female singer (from the 50s?) mentioned on NPR in the last week. She was characterized by the music critic as never overdoing vocal tricks, sining minimally and "just the right amount". The singing sample had very little musical backing. She retired early at the height of her popularity after getting sick of the music business. [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Dec 16, 2010 - 9 answers

Minimalist Website or Windows Application for Facebook Status Updating?

Does anyone know of a somewhat minimalist Windows program (or perhaps even a website) that would let me merely type a Facebook status update with little distraction on the screen aside from a countdown of characters left -- a sort of WriteRoom or Q10 for updates, although it doesn't necessarily need to hide menu bars and taskbars and so on? Ideally an application I could bring up by clicking on a system tray update. I'm uninterested in Facebook notifications. Basically, I'm just looking for something that would let me quickly update my status with little visual distraction and then move on to whatever else I was doing at the time.
posted by WCityMike on Dec 11, 2010 - 20 answers

Do all of these affiliate marketers make money?

Are all these online affiliate marketers making money and am I jsut being jealous because I haven't done anything like it yet? [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on Oct 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Minimal Office Chair

Help me find a comfortable desk chair that fits my minimalist office aesthetic. [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Oct 7, 2010 - 6 answers

Say 'no' to the dress

We got engaged! Hoorah! But now.... a wedding? [more inside]
posted by kestrel251 on May 10, 2010 - 46 answers

Looking for a very specific type of female-fronted electronic music

I'm on the hunt for a certain type of music: sparse but accessible electronica with sweet, clear female vocals, pretty melodic lines and an emotional delivery, and has come out in the last few years. [more inside]
posted by wondermouse on Mar 7, 2010 - 44 answers

How a furniture designer from Europe sell his designs in USA?

How a furniture designer from Europe sell his designs in USA? [more inside]
posted by 3dd on Jul 15, 2009 - 3 answers

minimalist home workout tips

I'm looking for a single book on exercises I can do at home without any extra equipment that will help me build some muscle mass and definition while (hopefully) losing weight. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Jul 28, 2008 - 24 answers

He Needs More CDs!

Any suggestions for music similar to what Audiobulb Records specializes in? (electronica, mainly?) [more inside]
posted by Liosliath on Apr 3, 2008 - 14 answers

Yosigo's minimalist photos - how does he do it?

Really loving the super-wide angle, minimalist photo compositions of yosigo (Jose Javier) on Flickr. How does he do it? [more inside]
posted by junesix on Jan 22, 2008 - 14 answers

Music for the Forgetful

I'm considering making a mixtape (okay, not on actual tape, but "mixCD" just doesn't roll off the tongue) consisting of songs with one word or phrase only repeated in the lyrics. [more inside]
posted by captnkurt on Dec 18, 2007 - 65 answers

Identify that minimalist track auf deutschland!

What is the track featured in this video?
posted by phrontist on Nov 27, 2005 - 4 answers

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