There are some objects in our lives that we hold onto more dearly than others. It might be the first mug you grab out of the cupboard, or the beat-up hammer you rescued from your Grandpa's basement. Maybe it'a beautiful little yixing teapot or a giant overstuffed couch or a finely-machined sports car; there are things that we don't just like, but love.
But why do we love them? They don't love us back. They might be mass-produced, ubiquitous, and easily-replaced. They might be ugly, barely functional, or highly impractical. But we hold on. Why?Read More