Favourite Things by Ben Weeks
Canadian designer and freehand illustration fan Ben Weeks draws all of his most prized possessions – a gentle overconsumption message to remind us that the things in our life we value most are the ones that have been around the longest.
“One of the best things that can be gained is contentment. Whenever we start feeling we need more stuff to be happy, our inner anxiety rises. Focusing instead on gratitude I’ve found dissolves my illusions into joy.”
Money can’t buy you love or happiness but it can buy you lots of stuff you don’t need. We must try to resist the persuasive pressures of ads that are selling us a shinier model of something we already own. Our love for all things new is not just a drain on our resources but rather unfair on all the old things in our homes that are still quietly serving their purpose.
Buying not-so-new things continues the story of pre-loved possessions that are too precious to be thrown away. Here’s a rundown of the world’s most unmissable vintage fairs and flea markets where you can grab a beautiful bargain.