I’m stripping away tools I don’t use. From apps to makeup & clothes to books, I have been editing all of these “tools” down. In no particular order, these are the tools I’m using right now on a daily basis: focus@will, Evernote, Muji pens + Storycraft Day Sheets, shoes for long walks, my new Public bike, my iPhone & iPad mini, Get Pocket + Feedly, tea kettle, candles, my Bible, words, fresh flowers, Hourglass blush, and thesis research books.
“Why don’t you use our best tool? Language.” – No New Tools
On how to solve (software/technology/project/life) problems. – First Principles
One of my favorite tools. – The Surprising History of the Pencil
All the articles on this new site. – The Cramped – The Unique Pleasures of Analog Writing
You don’t need a new tool. You need to commit to getting more out of the ones you have.
— Garrick van Buren (@garrickvanburen) April 23, 2014