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Kyle Chayka

A conversation about the affectations of austere aesthetics. Words by Stephanie d'Arc Taylor. Photograph by Vincent Ricci. Location by Edo-Tokyo Open Air Museum.

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

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This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Five

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