(excuse the all lower case… my shift key is still stuck, but i should be getting my new thinkpad tomorrow!)
wow, i just realized i’m wearing nearly all pre-owned clothes today. Continue reading “outfit: pre-owned galore (+ a new non-fiction book I’m reading about ‘inconspicuous consumption’ and the ‘aspirational class’)”
I’m transitioning to spring weather shoes this week. A start of a new season is a great time to assess the condition of your clothes & shoes and throw away / recycle things that are no longer wearable. If you’ve been a long-time reader here, you will recall that I wore these shoes almost every day in the spring and summer months. The rubber soles have worn down and the cork lining has crumbled off with water damage, and dare I say it, there’s mold!? (Maybe it’s just dirt?) The leather uppers have stretched so much that my feet slip and slide. And the straps have split ends. It’s shameful how long I continued to wear these. 😂 Continue reading “all shoes go to heaven”
Malls are dead.
All across America, malls are dying. And there are people out there finding inspiration in the decay. Just check out Dan Bell’s low budget films and Vaporwave, an internet art movement. They’re using dead mall imagery to express a sense of hopelessness about the things we can’t control, like being poor, having no jobs, the false promises of capitalism, and so on. Continue reading “dead malls + environmental hopelessness”
Here are 3 links I enjoyed this week. For all of us who need encouragement and purpose with the things we own: Continue reading “3 Links”
When I’m considering something for my apartment, I’ve found it helpful to vet the object in question:
First ask: is this object truly worth the real estate that it will take up?
Next, imagine the physical space around this object in your home… Continue reading “tips for maintaining a minimalist home”
Today, my beloved blanket of 7+ years alas, has disintegrated. It made me happy to realize that I’m decluttering an item because I’ve loved and used it to the point of demise. Turns out not every thing I toss out is due to a bad decision after all, yay! Thinking about tossing this blanket out as ‘decluttering’ didn’t quite capture things. Continue reading “retirement of things”