I'm a Mexico City based programmer, writer, painter and mezcalera. I regenerate. Watch for DWIII. Coming 2014-03. You'll want to be there.
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December 12, 2012
I’ve lived with little for years, inspired by the only book on simplicity I recommend, Duane Elgin’s Voluntary Simplicity. At the time I lived in a tiny dorm room at the University of East Anglia, in Norwich. I already lived with few belongings, and once I read Voluntary Simplicity I had more reasons to continue on the path.
During the nearly four years I lived in Japan I learned to appreciate the chibi kawaii, small and cute, way of living. I maintain a few small, but beautifully crafted, items can last a lifetime.
I’m not compensated in any way if you purchase any of the items on this list. That’s intentional; I don’t do advertorials.
Where it comes to the body and well-being, I never skimp. I get my teeth checked every 6 to 8 months, I lengthen my spine on planes and I do yoga daily. On this:
Neti pot. So sexy. Do it.
Bronners. I love it. I use it for everything. I took a 3 oz. bottle but wish I could have taken a gallon of the stuff. I hand washed my clothes with it, I wash my body with it, I’d drink it in a pinch. Though, that’s not recommend by Brokelyn.
Sonicare toothbrush. Invest in your teeth and gums, you don’t want to have to replace them.
Everything I own fits in this Mission Workshop bag. Nope, I don’t rent a storage unit anywhere. Bonus. If you’re in SF talk with Morgan. Tell him Gwen says hey and I actually did the RTW thing out of the bag he sold me.
Outlier. US-based company making the best pants known to man. Wore a pair for a year straight while traveling the globe. Abe, the CEO, actually responded personally when I pitched him on a crazy idea from Singapore. In March 2013, I went to his offices to thank him in person upon arriving in Brooklyn.
Leica D-Lux 5 I bought this Leica in 2011 and have enjoyed it nearly every day since. Perfectly crafted, the photos it produces are a reflection of the care that went into creating this camera.
If you have a specific question about something I’ve mentioned in the past but no longer list here, . I’ll add it if it’s something I still use.