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Will You Do the Work?

(Photo from Addison Independent, part of the documentary “Hide,” released in 2013.)

Much of our nation seems to be very concerned with illegal immigrants coming to this country. 670 more words

Land Art - creative environmentalism

The work of artists such as Richard Long, Andy Goldsworthy, Robert Smithson and Christo have all become associated with a relatively new movement in modern art that reacts to, and works with nature and the outdoors which has become known as Land Art. 188 more words

Why Minimize?

Something that occurred to me while researching and writing about minimalism is that people, including myself, may wonder from time to time, “Why choose minimalism?” We often go about our daily lives without giving much thought to what we are buying, why we are buying it, and what we choose to surround ourselves with. 357 more words

How to avoid consumption. Case study: the leather travel journal.

The primary thing that is on my mind is products. Travel and travel gear are fun, but they are again a poor imitation of what you want. 1,215 more words

How To

We all buy things to improve our self-image—but that doesn’t make us shallow

A woman plays terribly during her morning tennis game, but because she’s an expert on wine, she spends the afternoon buying wine for her collection. A business student graduating near the bottom of his class decides to treat himself to a particularly expensive suit. 808 more words

(Pre-[desti]{nation})*

Certain. Things. About. Life in our. Century.

Make me. Stop.

And think:

For example. When choice overwhelms.

Ain’t it.

Much easier.

To believe in our. 168 more words

Poetry

resistance: STOP celebrating women by selling us products!

Because it is also consumerism that ails us, that impales us, that renders us a part of a contest that we did not sign up for. 23 more words

Resistance