I live by the ethos of meaningfulness. Everything done has purpose and every word uttered makes sense (abstract or not). It's what shapes my existence, this principle. Lines are drawn for myself by myself. I wear three layers of clothing to class. I eat only in the living hall. I make it a point to go someplace exciting each week. These maxims are what I live by, these rules, if you please. They are what prevent me from spilling over, from overwhelming myself, these reasons. There's always a because to every thing done. Every space thing, not everything. Every. Single. Thing.
Cum hoc ergo propter hoc. Correlation does not imply causation. There is a cause, and there is an effect. These often get confused when they shouldn't. So logic comes into play. Logos plays a heavy hand in day-to-day life. I believe in the facts, the proven, the truth. No why goes unanswered. Nothing stated lacks reason.
Come this season, my values are reflected. The following list of gifts, be they small or large, tech-based or ancient technology, all have one thing in common - meaning. I'm one to gift, because I want to celebrate milestones, to make the day special for that somebody. After all, there's always something for everybody, is there?
But today, it's about me. I don't usually ask for things, but hell, I've got a list of things down below which I've got my fancy on. They come by the lot - the tech, the design, the food. It's across a wide range, but they do share a common property: purpose.
1 . Aroma R-evolution by Molecule R
why: I often ask people if they'd prefer an orange-flavored carrot or a carrot-flavored orange. Let's find out here, shall we?
2 . Plain Wool Blazer with Toggles by Zara
why: one can never own enough blazers. Especially ones in hunter green.
3 . Black Hand Warmer by zippo
why: I've got frosty hands. 24/7.
4 . Sous Vide Machine by Mellow
why: Dinner will never be the same again.
5 . C'UP Elegante One by C'UP
why: two sizes. one cup.
6 . Tartine Bread by Chad Robertson
why: I first encountered his recipe in Michael Pollan's Cooked. Needless to say, I've fallen in love.
7 . Hot Boots by Firebox
why: same reasons as the hand warmer, except on different limbs.
8 . DIY Grow Your Own Shiitake Mushroom Log by Food52
why: endless mushrooms. my mom would be all too happy.
9 . Olympus PEN E-PL7 by Olympus
why: A camera for viewing the world's details. Enough said.
Below, I've got another list - a shorter one, but one almost as, if not just as purposeful. It's a list of gifts you might wish to bestow upon friends or family, ones which bear my recommendation (and I wouldn't mind getting as well!).
1 . Antidote Chocolate Bars
2 . SCRUBIDOO Scrubs
3 . The Hunters' Kitchenette Hazelnut Cocoa Butter
4 . Microgreens Spice Window Box Kit
5 . Beverly IV Print
6 . DIY Woodland Crown Kit
- to be continued -