Easy and Elegant Life

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Life’s Little Luxuries.

It often surprises me that I want so much, but am content with so little. It’s the collector’s gene in me, I guess. All those years of being dragged through every junk and antique shop in Western Europe imprinted deeply on my younger self’s psyche.

I started collecting odd keys. I’m not sure where those ended up.

Barware became an obsession in later life.

The Architect’s favorite cup, with cheer.

Then there’s the pocketknife thing….

A few more. They’re scattered everywhere around the Manse.

My shoe shelves would be embarrassing to photograph. And I aspire to a listening room for the stereo and the record albums. Something like the library, but for audiophiles. Space, as you know, is the ultimate luxury.

Here are some fountain pens instead.

You get the idea. Yet, each of these little things is a luxury to me. A small piece of usable, daily … art.

Do you have a favorite piece of art that you collect or carry?

5 thoughts on “Life’s Little Luxuries.

  1. That is a great nod to the Wharthog on that knife! I don’t carry a pen much although I have considered a Montblanc or similar. As a small piece of craftsmanship that is always with me I like collecting and trying different wallets. Still on the search for that perfect leather billfold if you have any suggestions.

  2. Dalbro! Great collection. There’s one in a window that I see during my morning dog walk. Striking when grouped together. I only have a silicon one (sort of a travel version) that is easy to clean. That said, I sense a brew up coming on now…

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