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On my night ritual essentials and pretty, clutter-free nightstands

I’ve recently stumbled upon a column by Hans Ulrich Obrist for Kinfolk on how he precisely assembles the objects next to his bed including some of his early-bird rituals. He told about how he liked his morning rituals: “They’re a way of liberating time when you’re not online yet”, Obrist explains. He called it ‘delinking’, which, in his opinion, is very important in an ever-connected world. So every morning when he wakes up he reads a book for 15 minutes. The morning hours and the moments before sleeping are the best moments to read, and I have to agree with him. This piece got me thinking on how important a night or morning ritual can be in a decade where you are always in a need to connect with everyone around you. It reminds me of my own before-I-go-to-sleep moments, where I’m most of the time still online searching for the web to get inspired, to fall asleep shortly after while a pile of magazines is still waiting to get read. I think it’s time …