I go through an annual exercise of picking my five favorite things that I own. The reasons can be practical, sentimental, or simply because I like it. In my selection, I try to stay away from selecting things that can be easily replaced, like my phone. The exercise is to find out more about myself, and what are the things that make me unique.
Since I’m in the process of moving to DC, I now have the least amount of things than I think I ever have. As I went through my house, and looked around, it was hard to find things that I wanted to keep, and were not also easily replaceable. My list, as it stands now, is:
• my espresso machine, a Francis Francis X1
• my Devil Robot Be@rbrick 400%
• my concrete boxer
• my signed Mr Potato Head
• my Figment toy
My Figment toy is a new addition, and has just recently come out of retirement. I’ve had it packed away for many years, but it came out, and became one of my favorite things because of a game I play with it. My girlfriend and I hide him in different places, for the other to find.
My signed Mr Potato Head. It’s on loan from a dear friend. It’s one of the greatest things I have, and it’s signed by the designer, Brett Koth.
I bought my concrete boxer for my grandfather, and took it from Evansville, IN to his home in Ohio. It rode in the front seat of my convertible, with the seatbelt on. After my grandfather passed, I took it back. It’s been a good dog the entire time. Boxers are great dogs.
My Devil robot 400% Bearbrick kept burning itself into my brain until I bought it. While in NYC, I saw it at Toy Tokyo, and didn’t buy it. For close to a year I kept thinking of it, until it went on sale. That was all the reason I needed to buy it.
Coffee. ביטא. My Francis Francis X1 helps me manage my addiction to caffeine, and is stylishly retro while doing it. Still, to this day, it’s one of my favorite machines – and it has a brass boiler.