Friday, 8 August 2014

perfection is overrated



4 comments:

Frugal Scholar said...

The article is wonderful--would never have seen it if not for you. Thanks.

Shelley said...

Loved this link! I wonder sometimes if part of the lure of dystopian fiction is that it often disrupts the consumerist trend and forces people to be more resourceful than just throwing something away and replacing it with new. Mind, I'm not altogether happy with the idea that the repair might be the thing that makes something work! If I pay for new I want it to work! My first choice is almost always second hand though. Thanks for this link!

Gam Kau said...

FS - it offers a nice perspective doesn't it? I prefer a wabi sabi aesthetic in life instead of the endlessly marketed perfection all around us.

Gam Kau said...

Shelley - there certainly is something about the end of the world scenarios that appeal to our unused resourcefulness. We has sports instead of war (well, the lucky of us), farmers markets instead of gathering, work instead of hunting…it seems to me us humans are happier with a bit of challenge. Which might explain why frugalness can be so appealing.
I prefer 2nd hand as well,but repair would be even better if available. There are some beautiful examples of boro on pinterest.