What is the advantage of SMALL? CONT'D I brought with me only what I thought I would need to live alone for the first time in my life. I shed an awful lot of stuff along the way! It is incredibly liberating to pare down, not to mention much easier to stay organized, keep the place clean and tidy, and really savor those things I chose to keep. What's your favorite resource for your home? My favorite resource for my home has been my lifelong collection of objects and furnishings from my "previous" life. In addition, I love eBay, Ikea, Domino Magazine and of course, Apartment Therapy. What is your one favorite element in your small, cool home? My life pretty much revolves around that fantastic window. It gives me wonderful light all day long, provides a lively, interesting view, and its long, wide sill is home to some very happy plants. I'm parked there a good deal of the time.