1. it has to be pretty but also necessary- something I will love to use for a long time
2. as sustainable as possible and/or made in the United States (or similar)
actually, I think that about covers it. Perhaps this will only be slowly attainable at my current hourly wage, but I feel I've started to become sick of the wasteful and disposable aspects of college-age life. Instead of throwing out (recycling, donating) the cheap, makeshift stuff at every move; I look forward to collecting a few necessary things I can use forever.
I've been a tad doleful lately. Maybe the reason for these cute-yet-dreary water pictures?