These are the items I've curated that spark joy in my minimalist life.
A good full-frame DSLR. I've had this for years, and it has survived backpacking around the world.
Nikon 50mm f1.4
I love this lens for isolating a subject. The bokeh is smooth.
Nikon 24-70mm f2.8
Such a versatile lens. I've used this the most throughout my travel.
This is my go-to when I've had to move fast and light.
Sony 16-70mm f4
The perfect lens to go with the a6000. A wide zoom range and constant aperture wrapped up in a light package.
GoPro HERO5 Black
For when the elements get harsh. I've taken this climbing up rock faces and snorkeling in the ocean.
The best camera is the one you have with you. For those spontaneous moments when I don't have my main cameras with me.
Wandrd Prvke 21
I've been trying to find the perfect bag to fit my needs. I think this might be it. My gear is secure, and the expandable roll-top allows me to adapt to whatever the day might bring.
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)
I still have ports! The sd card reader is so useful. This is where all of my work gets done.
Logitech MX Master 3
There are so many recommendations for this mouse! It lives up to the hype.
A low profile mechanical keyboard made for the Mac. Currently using Optical Brown Switches.
Comfortable over the ears for long listening sessions.
Aeropress Coffee Maker
I love my morning Aeropress brew. It's also small enough to bring on long term travel.
Porlex Mini Grinder
I need to be able to grind my whole bean coffee. Bonus points for packing nicely into an Aeropress.
MiiR Coffee Canister
A bit large, but this does a great job of keeping coffee beans fresh.
KeepCup Brew Cork 8oz
I love drinking out of the glass, and the cork band adds a bit of sophistication. I use this for home-brewed coffee and when I get a takeaway at the cafe.
Klean Kanteen Insulated TKWide 16oz with Café Cap
The insulation is perfect for keeping water cold. It also prevents condensation when I throw it into my bag.
Bellroy Slim Sleeve
Keep it light and carry the essentials. The leather ages well. I've had mine for years.
So convenient! It's magic! Noise cancellation really makes those noisy busses disappear.
I've tried other apps in the past to stay organized, and this one has made the most sense for me.
This app is where I do all of my design work.
All of my photos get added to Lightroom. It's where I find myself falling behind in my editing.
LEUCHTTURM1917 A5 Dotted Notebook
When I want to keep it analog, the paper in this notebook is of high quality. The dotted grid helps me draw ideas.
Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen Fine Point
I've grown fond of fountain pens. This one was my first. It feels premium and writes smoothly on quality paper.
Lamy Safari Fountain Pen Fine Point
This pen is what I use more often. It's not as fine as the Pilot Metropolitan, making it more forgiving on a wider range of surfaces.
iTerm allows me to have split panes and tabs to keep my workspace organized. For consistency, I rotate between the same themes I use in VS Code.
Oh My Zsh
Using the "refined" theme, I get a minimal aesthetic on the command line with just enough information to give me context on what I'm doing.
I look at a lot of code. Dank Mono is a monospaced font that I don't mind looking at for hours. I use this in VS Code and iTerm.