Design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy.

Design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy.

Fill Your Home with Fewer, Better, Beautifuler Stuff

We dig products like these Stelton Knives (so much so we got a set for the LifeEdited apartment). At around $300 for a set of 3, the Danish designed and manufactured knives are not cheap, though the set, which includes a chef’s knife, a serrated multipurpose knife and a small chef’s knife (a more versatile paring knife) cover most tasks a gourmand can throw at them.

Their one piece forged stainless steel construction feels great in your hand, and their heat-treated matte-black finish gives great grip (we do have some questions about the durability of the finish).

Of course, they’re simply beautiful. Their finish and gorgeous shape begs to be displayed, which is easy with Stelton’s accompanying white magnetic holder. This is quite a contrast to the counter-hogging knife block filled with 2-3 knives you use and a whole bunch you don’t.

Products like these beg the question, what if you could be psyched about everything in your home? What if everything in your home were used? With that mission in mind, what would stay from your existing stuff? What would go?

Let us know what indispensable stuff you have in your home—things that marry form, function and high quality?

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  • Matthewlatimer

    My ipad answers that question for me!

  • I’d say the home appliances made by Electrolux are among the best in post-sales service. Within my family, neighbors and friends I’ve seen “kitchen assistants” from 1968, vacuum cleaners from 1977 and 2008, fridges from 1992, kitchens from 1971… you name it. All of them are working great, and their repair service is unmatched: even the older products are still being repaired and fitted with quality parts by qualified service people. And we’re living in Venezuela, where electrical power is not the best and imported things are expensive. Yet, those vacuum cleaners from the ’70s still kick their cheaper competitions’ ass. And No, I’m not affiliated with Electrolux in any way.

  • diane minutilli

    Chaco Sandals come to mind. Made in Colorado. You can send them back when the straps wear out and get new ones, in tons of colors and designs. When the soles wear out you can get them replaced too.

  • di

    It’s also a matter of taking good care of what you have. I still have some of the same clothes, kitchenware and furniture that I bought more than 10 years ago. Many things came from the thrift store and they’re still like new.

  • One Fish

    Coach bags are also a fantastic investment. You can get a great Coach bag for around $400 ($200 off season) and it will last you for years and years. I got my Coach bag and wristlet 4 years ago for daily use. The bag still looks quite new (I spray it every year and take care of it) and the wristlet still works like new, though it’s collected a bit of dust from the stuff in my purse. You’ll probably get tired of your Coach bag before you actually need to get a new one! Oh, and Coach will fix your bags for free with free shipping to any store.

  • Mary Ryan

    It’s gourmet, not gourmand. A gourmand is one who stuffs himself indiscriminately because he likes to eat.. A gourmet appreciates fine dining. Same for all your other postings with this term.