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[reads] collection 005 Ontology of Things

The Psychological power of possessions.

Humans are materialistic by nature, but we have an odd relationship with the things we own. Possessions enrich our lives but they also come at a cost, both environmental and psychological. 

In this collection, we take stock of our ambivalent relationship with material goods, size up the things that humans actually need, and consider the ways possessions define us. We're looking at the future of ownership. These books look at how we separate our "stuff" from our "selves".  

It's inspired by Tchotchkes, Louis Vuitton's $1200 Jenga set, Marie Kondo, Michael Landy and the breakdown he had in 2001 where he systematically destroyed every item amassed over his 37 years on earth.