The Graceful Art of Subtraction

My youngest daughter and I visited my friends over the summer while they did a house sit in LA. My daughter was most impressed by the fact that Warner Brothers was shooting a television show next door and using the lawn of the house we were in to stage equipment. I was impressed with the house owners’ fork and knife and spoon drawer. The homeowners were committed minimalists. Every item in their house was beautiful, useful, and had a place. In the utensil drawer, there was no mosh pit of metal and plastic and crumbs. Everything was uniform and serene…