One of the downsides of living in a small place is that you have to learn how to live with less, otherwise you end up living inside of a curio shop. Add to that self-imposed constraint that you are going to buy stuff based on longevity and how long it will last, buying just about anything in today’s world becomes an adventure.
After almost four years, it is time to acquire new linens for the bedroom. At the same time I am seeking a new blanket, new towels and also trying to buy a pair of high-end headphones — I don’t have the luxury to listen to Miles on my speakers as I live in an apartment building.
Frankly I don’t know anything about those three things and how to buy ones that last for a longtime. Despite constraints and budget limitations, I have been unable to deal with the tyranny of choice that modern market allows.
On the upside, I know the difference between sateen, percale and batiste cotton sheets. Or why the thread count is a bit of a scam and that linen linens are more popular with Europeans than Americans. Of course I know that you should buy a blanket that is light and can be used most of the year except summer (but we don’t have summer in San Francisco.)
And that I do like open over the ear headphones but the good ones need an amp. I am torn between Sennheiser and Grado Labs.