Posts Tagged ‘Spark Joy’
Kondo Krass – When will it end?????????
“Spark joy” is becoming the “Where’s the beef?” of the organizing world. WHEN WILL IT END???? Old Navy is now running a radio ad in which a woman laments that the clothes in her closet don’t “ignite delight” – oh wise corporate lawyer, tell us how to avoid potential copyright infringement. A large local church offered…Read More
No escaping. No escaping.
Today has not been a great day for many of us in the Seattle area: snow, cold, resulting accidents, power outages. My professional society had to cancel tonight’s meeting, which is achingly disappointing because the speaker, Marilyn Paul, was one of our most-anticipated of the year. And now, as I try to chase away the…Read More
Marie Kondo on Netflix – WHY AREN’T HER CLIENTS GETTING ALL THE CREDIT?????
OK, yea, I know. I caved. I couldn’t stand the buzz, the increasing allure of the discussions pulling me back to my college dorm days when my friends and I would stay up all night discussing the world’s weighty topics… And so I binge-watched all eight episodes in less than a day. And I…Read More
Marie Kondo, a peer-reviewed compendium
I make no secret of disliking Marie Kondo. I’m gonna link to proof here and here. And I watch very little television these days, follow the news through secondary sources (Facebook, the Weather Channel) and trace it back to primary sources (The New York Times, Washington Post, reputable websites, etc.) as needed. It’s not ignorance,…Read More
Spark joy by Marie Kondo
I disliked Ms. Kondo’s first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. I’m warmer to Spark Joy: an illustrated master class on the art of organizing and tidying up. It’s significantly gentler: Ms. Kondo has softened her “my way or else” invocations, acknowledging that people can use other approaches to their…Read More