“living in a modern world” – what does it mean?

i’m getting a late start on my xmas decorating, so i wanted to explain the title of this blog (and will post photos tomorrow of holiday glee). as a lover of modern design, it is nearly impossible to live a plastic-free life (what would i do without all of my alessi?).

this morning, i paid attention to how many things i touched/used that were made from plastic (even as i type this, my clear speck case on my laptop is prime example of what i’m talking about). plastic is everywhere…

living in the modern world means trying to buy intelligently as possible. i look at long term use; good design; buy used whenever possible; recycle everything that is recyclable; reduce our waste; think about where things come from and know that the cheapest option usually isn’t the best one (for the environment, for the workers who make it, etc.). our house is almost completely furnished with items from craigslist, yard sales and ebay. none of these are original ideas, just my way of living.

tomorrow’s post of our holiday decorations will be a bright and shiny example of what i’m talking about…

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