Minimalism is a big word. And it is not what you think it means.
A lot of people I know have caught onto minimalism from my religious adaptation of the philosophy how much ever they may want to deny where it stems from.
Minimalism is not about having little; minimalist design is not about having only what is necessary. Quite the contrary: minimalism is about having lots but presented with careful thought so it does not appear overwhelming. Minimalism is serving you ample food while not making you feel overfed.
To all those who follow a minimalist principle, the least I can do is urge you to read Edward de Bono’s book, “Simplicity”.