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What I'm Doing Now

  • Making post-launch UX and performance improvements to the new Minimalissimo site.
  • Just launched a new side project with Manu called Simpler.
  • Training hard on my bouldering to reach 7A grade in prep for my real rock climbing adventure in Italy this summer.
  • Reading B is for Bauhaus by Deyan Sudjic.
  • Continuing to curate my home interior.
  • Learning how to be a better consumer and responsible user to lighten my footprint.
  • Learning German (slowly).

Last updated on 17 January 2020

Carl MH Barenbrug

Creative Director



Minimalism Life



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I'm Carl MH Barenbrug, a multidisciplinary maker and creative director currently living in Edinburgh. I run Minimalissimo—a small independent online 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 side 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. Services include Creative Direction and UX Design.

See what I am working on now.