21 Resources Especially for Lovers of Minimalism

Minimalism a popular style of design because it keeps things simple and user-friendly. In this post we’ll look at more than 20 websites, blogs and books dedicated to minimalism. Not all of them are related to web design – minimalism can also be applied to other aspects of business and life.

Minimal Design Showcases:

If you want to find great and inspiring examples of minimalist design, these sites will be excellent sources.

Minimal Exhibit

Minimal Exhibit

Minimal Sites

Minimal Sites

Siiimple

Siiimple

MinimalistDesign.org

MinimalistDesign.org

Minimal Showcase

Minimal Showcase

Mnimal

Mnimal

siteInspire

siteInspire

AisleOne

AisleOne

Minima

Minima

Simple Desktops
Simple Desktops is a  collection of desktop wallpapers curated by Tom Watson designed to make your computer beautiful without distraction.

Simple Desktops

Blogs:

The blogs all focus on publishing content related to minimalism.

mnmlist

mnmlist

Minimalissimo

Minimalissimo

Minimalist Approa.ch

Minimalist Approa.ch

Minimal

Minimal

Minimalismi

Minimalismi

Far Beyond the Stars

Far Beyond the Stars

MinimalistPath

MinimalistPath

Books and eBooks:

If you want to read about minimalism in design, business, or every day life, check out these books.

The Laws of Simplicity

The Laws of Simplicity

The Simple Guide to a Minimalist Life

The Simple Guide to a Minimalist Life

The Art of Being Minimalist

The Art of Being Minimalist

The Power of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essentials in Business and in Life

The Power of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essentials in Business and in Life

For more inspiration from minimalist design please see:

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  • Thomas, March 8, 2010

    Thanks for the mention guys!

  • Amberly | Web Designer, March 8, 2010

    Nice collection!
    These are all very minimal and convey the information very well. Thanks..

  • Alex, March 8, 2010

    great round-up! and many thanks for the mention, Steve! much appreciated.

  • Matt, March 8, 2010

    Excellent. All great minimalist resources. I especially thank you for some of those showcase sites that before now I never heard of.

  • aledesign.it, March 8, 2010

    Nice collection. “The Laws of Simplicity” I think will be interesting!

  • digibomb, March 9, 2010

    great collection, luv it!

  • blackberry themes, March 9, 2010

    so good…

  • Justin Carroll, March 9, 2010

    Less is more. :)

  • lukasz, March 9, 2010

    Arvo Part would be proud :)

  • Dzinepress, March 9, 2010

    excellent designs you sharing.

  • Alex, March 9, 2010

    Great list of resources, Siiimple is one of my favourites for some time now. Keep up the good work!

  • cssah, March 9, 2010

    i read the laws of simplicity book now and it’s really inspire me , check other books

  • Smashing Share, March 9, 2010

    I was looking for max minimal inspiration to get ideas for my blog redesign. I think this list would definitely help. Thanks for putting them all together.

  • Kenneth Auchenberg, March 9, 2010

    Just wanted to spread the word about my minimal design blog.

    Check it out at http://minimal.io !

  • Joseph McCullough, March 10, 2010

    Minimalism is a very interesting creature, and it even spreads into music. In music, minimalism is characterized by extremely slight changes to produce a monotonous yet musical effect. Enter John Adams, Short Ride in a Fast Machine

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDhRQDwTDJE

    I notice that minimalism tends to go well with white and very modern/contemporary ideas. When I see a minimalist page, it’s like I can put contemporary furniture in for the content and it’ll fit every time, haha.

  • jaype, March 11, 2010

    Nice collection, minimalism design really puts focus on the content and and makes it easier to read/look at.

    this one also is nice : http://unetik.com

  • Gary, March 11, 2010

    Aren’t 21 resources too many for lovers of minimalism? :-)

  • el terminali, April 8, 2010

    great desings, its look like wonderful, thanks for amazing lists

  • Suneel, August 3, 2010

    Nice ones there. I love the simple look and my blog too has got a very plain and clean look.

    Got some ideas on how to configure my blog’s homepage.

  • H Miracle, August 7, 2010

    Very nice collection, however, when it comes to minimalist website design my top 3 designs are still thesis, canvas and vigilance

  • Martha the Premade Scrapbook Lady, September 14, 2010

    Proof that the old saying “less is more” still holds true.

    This is great inspiration for my next scrapbook project.

    Thanks for posting!

  • QIP Download, September 23, 2010

    I use such style only on information sites where the basic attention is given to a content. As a whole, it is enough to pick up successful color scale that it has turned out simply and with taste. From this selection – is what to choose! Thanks!

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