Why we should all have a shelf of things we love
Thankyou. Your essay brought a tear of happiness and understanding to my eyes.
Thankyou. I am also a collector. One of the things my grandparents taught me to do. I am grateful to them. My wife not so much. My father was in design, and also a collector, who happened to work in a museum for much of his working life. It is definitely the journey for me. I have kept many of my mobile computing and phones, partly to remind myself that I was part of the journey to the future in technology. I collect books of my favourite writers, exploring the journey of their careers. I collect musical instruments, most of which I play. I also collect memories....
"Inspiration is best encountered laterally. If you’re designing software, don’t just go and look at other apps and websites. Build up a collection of things from all the corners of culture and the natural world. You never know, it might even be a pebble from a beach in Devon that makes something click"
This read was greatly appreciated.
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Thoroughly enjoyed this edition of Design Lobster. I have an urge to collect things.