In 2010 I was invited to join the fab team at the Unconsumption blog.
The blog was started by Rob Walker, a NY Times magazine columnist, and the author of, among others, Buying In: The secret dialogue between what we buy and who we are.
Unconsumption, as described by Walker is “…not about the rejection of things, or the demonization of things. It’s not a bunch of rules. Unconsumption is an idea, a set of behaviors, a way of thinking about consumption itself from a new perspective.” There’s more, but you’ll just have to check it out for yourself if you are interested.
As you may know, I am an advocate of living small and light. I am nomadic in spirit, but a bit of a nester at heart. Minimalism is not really an apt description of how I live as it often connotes a, what I call, Hairshirt Asceticism that I find aesthetically unappealing on many levels (let’s chat about it!). Still, I apply many of the minimalist principles to my life.
Please check out the Unconsumption blog when you have a moment; it’s a fun and fantastic resource!