How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum


We’re loving illustrator Keri Smith’s 59 ideas for how to creatively “shift” and wake your mind by engaging with your surroundings in new and interesting ways. As Brain Pickings noted recently: “…they’re potent training for what Buddhism would call ‘living from presence’ and inhabiting your life more fully.”

Author of the explosively popular DIY diary phenomenon Wreck This Journal, Smith shifts her focus away from destructive improvisation and towards establishing a personal taxonomy and organizational methods for understanding your world. She wants you to be aware, document, collect, take note of patterns and turn your environment into a natural history experience of sorts.

This lovely book comes with “a series of interactive prompts and a beautifully hand-illustrated two-color package.”

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