Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport :: After reading a few articles about + hearing a few interviews with Cal Newport, I'm excited to get deeper into this one this weekend. A couple of favorite quotes so far: "In my work on this topic, I've become convinced that what you need instead is a full-fledged philosophy of technology use, rooted in your deep values, that provides clear answers to the question of what tools you should use + how you should use them and, equally important, enables you to confidently ignore everything else."
"Because digital minimalists spend so much less time connected than their peers, it's easy to think of their lifestyle as extreme, but the minimalists would argue that this perception is backward: what's extreme is how much time everyone else spends staring at their screens."
Rise & Resist by Clare Press :: I really looked forward to reading this book. Part way through the first chapter I stopped reading to see how much it cost to buy, because I was sure I was going to want to own this one. It went down hill from there for me. This book is written from an outsider's perspective. Press seems to come to conclusions about leaders in various movements by watching a single video or reading a single article about them. The opinions are extremely misinformed in at least a few cases. By failing to truly engage with any of the issues addressed, Press fails to learn that one of the most important revolutions these causes stoke occur in our own minds, hearts + souls. We are the ones changed from the inside out by intersectional feminism, plastic-free thinking, zero-waste living, minimalism, meditation, tiny living, etc. I did not end up liking this book.
This is Home, the art of simple living by Natalie Walton :: Beautiful photos of a variety of differently styled homes.
People bought more work hours rather than more leisure time.
Looking forward to her next pattern release...soon!
The immigrant facts.
"We choose to limit our scale, because in doing so, we limit our impact."
There's a pattern for that.
Hope your weekend is lovely, friends!