You Have Too Much Shit

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You Have Too Much Shit is "part self-help book, part propaganda rallying against our excessive consumerist lifestyles, it was the culmination of quite a few years of inner raging." A project by UK based designer Chris Thomas that defines the stuff we accumulate and then suggests how to ditch it.


William Morris famously said 

“have nothing in your house that you do not

know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." 

 

Well, the shit is pretty much everything else.


A pile of long since subscribed to magazines that now more closely resemble the trunk of a tree? Guilty. Rolled up posters hidden from view? Guilty. DIY materials bought for an unfinished project several years ago? Yep, guilty again.

While I can't foresee parting with my beloved CD collection or boxes full of negatives and print photographs anytime soon, we have been on a mission to simplify our lives. We are constantly evaluating what we own, trying to use what we have, invest in lasting quality goods and purge the non-essentials. This little booklet is an honest and amusing look at living with less - a process of awareness, habit changing and letting go that we're still learning.

You can download it for free here or buy a physical copy here if you're not feeling quite anti-consumeristic just yet.

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