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  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this eucalyptus. {and the farmer’s market in general} 2. this little work in progress. {and always, those little hands.} 3. this tissue box cover. {because some weeks, you just need a box of…

    November 22, 2019 4 Comments
  • make your own: tiny woven pouch.

    In case you need a tiny project to keep you company on a long train ride this week, or to help you quiet your mind and transition from work to wonder, here’s a tiny…

    April 16, 2019 14 Comments
  • packing for a month away.

    Gulp an elderflower cocktail and throw caution to the wind while you fling your favorite things into a bag. There ends my packing advice. Just kidding. A few more cents below for what they’re…

    May 24, 2016 36 Comments
  • minimalist luggage | reading my tea leaves

    luggage for minimalists (or anyone).

    Here’s the great news: you don’t have to have embraced every tenet of minimalist living to decide to pack lightly while traveling. But if you do decide to pack lightly, you’ll likely end up with…

    February 24, 2016 64 Comments
  • baby proof: a simplified diaper bag.

    The diaper bag we pack for Faye is a fairly bare bones affair. Of course it’s not entirely bare bones, because life with a baby isn’t bare bones. It’s padded bones. A little messy…

    January 21, 2015 59 Comments
  • growing a minimalist wardrobe: bags.

    Full disclosure: I’m not what you—or a fashion magazine—might call a “bag girl.” Give me some waxed canvas in the shape of a tote, add an interior pocket or two and a sturdy handle and…

    December 18, 2014 40 Comments
  • barnacle bags.

    i’ve been doing a lot of biking around the city lately (though a busted wheel this weekend slowed me down a bit). with all of this exploring, i’m in the market for a simple…

    May 15, 2012 19 Comments