Sunday, 21 September 2008

Design Makes me sad...

How could something I love so much make me so sad? I've been spending the week perusing all the wonderful things that make up London Design Week - and oh how I love it all - but at the end of the day - I can't have any of it, and its a bit disheartening. I want to have a gorgeous home with a tree or two outside, and be able to have my house featured as a 'sneak peek' on Design Sponge - but instead I live in a drafty house with a cranky housemate and an even crankier cat with crappy furniture, and my laundry drying in the only spare part of my room. Maybe in time, in the mean time I'll just keep looking. The piece above is by Katia Stewart, who presented at TENT in London.

1 comment:

pauline said...

dude, i totally feel your pain. you're still young, and you're heading in the right direction, and you'll get there one day..!

it definitely is a challenge designing something well (aesthetically, quality, lasting style, ethically, and sustainably), and to keep the costs low so that it is not a luxury item designed only for the rich, but accessible to everyone.

to me, that kind of egalitarianism is crucial, not only in design, but in everything (how about organic fruits and vegetables for everyone, not just those who can afford it? how about excellent education system and medical care for everyone, and not split up into mediocre public and superior, costly, private sectors?).

i'll keep trying on my side, as i am sure you will on yours.