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Minimalissimo Shop V2

The second project of the year has successfully shipped: Minimalissimo Shop Version 2.

I don’t know why I held WordPress in such high regard for so many years—it’s Starbucks of the CMS world. So migrating my sites over to Kirby is a great feeling. The latest of which was the Minimalissimo Shop. It was a fun little project I worked on with Manu Moreale.

We wanted to simplify the design, but most importantly, we wanted to simplify the shopping cart and checkout process. So we decided to build a super-lite backend with Kirby to house the product catalogue, and integrate a Shopify cart and checkout. It was really as simple as that.

I made the design, and Manu coded it. We also experimented with a new typeface called Inter by Rasmus Andersson. It’s a beautiful type design, so I’m seriously considering using this for the next major project, which is a complete overhaul of Minimalissimo.

The only other notable change was a new domain name we bought:

A nice touch I think.

From here, besides trying to market the shop a little more effectively, I want to work with other creators and brands to produce designs that are exclusive to the Minimalissimo Shop. So if you’d like to discuss any ideas, please get in touch.

Carl MH Barenbrug

Creative Director



Minimalism Life






I'm Carl MH Barenbrug, a multidisciplinary maker (or Gestalter) and creative director currently living in Edinburgh. I run Minimalissimo—an independent digital and print magazine dedicated to minimalism in design—a passion of mine that extends to a lifestyle.

I’m also the cofounder of a collaborative project in the form of Minimalism Life—a website that promotes simple and intentional living. In addition to this, I also run mnmllist—an online directory for all things minimal.

If you’d like to hire me as a consultant for a particular project or to collaborate on a product design, please get in touch.

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