The Magic of Ordinary Objects
In this episode, Chris talks about appreciating the design of everyday objects, minimalism, and how some objects can reflect a life well lived.
I mentioned a bunch of objects I own that I especially value. Only some can be found online, so this is a partial list:
- My preferred notebook is a Stillman & Birn Epsilon sketchbook
- My preferred pen is a Pilot G2 .7mm Fine Point in black
- My preferred belt is a Grip6
- My preferred pants are a pair of Edgevale Cast Iron Utility Pants in Smoke Black. In the summer, I wear a pair of Fjallraven High Coast Trousers in Limestone
- My preferred boots are Blundstone Super 550 in black
- My preferred t-shirts are Woolly Merino V-Neck in Grey
- My wallet is a BRYK stainless steel case
- My watch is a Trintec Zulu-07 in Stainless Steel
- My bag is a Booq Boa Briefcase
If you don't know the Spin Doctors song I referenced, congratulations. If you can't handle not knowing it, you can listen to it here.
Ubik is a book by Philip K. Dick. You should read it.
Bruce Sterling coined the term "Spime" in his book, Shaping Things. You should read that, too.
All music featured in this episode (except for the tiny bit of Two Princes) is independently produced and licensed by Design Tomorrow for non-commercial use.
- Bass Rider, by Podington Bear
- Mercurial Vision, by Blue Dot Sessions
- Western Sycamore, by r beny
- Waves, by Podington Bear
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Thanks for listening, and remember, what we do and think today can create a better tomorrow.
After Credits Links
- Study: Average Person’s Life Plan Can Only Withstand 25 Seconds Of Direct Questioning
- Owl attack
- Peter Gabriel on Music
- This is what your life looks like when you are a major dramatist writing plays in Italian and you’re boldly and publicly living-in-sin with a woman who should have been the Queen of England.
- Here’s what it’s like to be unable to visualize anything
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