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A conversation about the affectations of austere aesthetics.

Kyle Chayka’s new book, The Longing for Less: Living with Minimalism, is the latest in a raft of publications about reducing physical and mental clutter. But unlike, say, Marie Kondo, Chayka doesn’t care what the inside of your closet looks like. “My writing is a tool for self-awareness, for myself as much as for a reader, ” says the author, who remains a sharp and self-reflective critic of minimalism as a lifestyle trend. Here, he tells Stephanie d’Arc Taylor how

  • Words:
    Stephanie d'Arc Taylor
  • Photograph:
    Vincent Ricci
  • Location:
    Edo-Tokyo Open Air Museum

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  • Words:
    Stephanie d'Arc Taylor
  • Photograph:
    Vincent Ricci
  • Location:
    Edo-Tokyo Open Air Museum
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