Following:Money Is Not Important
Walmart sees that Africa is an important future market. I wonder why so many other U.S. companies do not consider Africa at all? “Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy will expand 5.5 percent next year, 2 1/2 times faster than developed countries, according to the International Monetary Fund.”
“Johnson says that’s what makes coffeehouse innovations so much more impactful than market-driven inventions.
“If you look at the long view, the good ideas that underlie most of the great changes in our society — that have driven progress — more often than not actually have roots in the open kind of information commons of the university or the British coffeehouse. …In those environments, ideas are free to connect with each other and build on top of each other,” he says. “That remixing is really where great ideas happen.””
Stop producing more ‘ironic’, ‘whimsical’ tat with rounded edges that consumes valuable materials & energy.
If I see another Alessi-style ripoff hatstand/chair/bottle opener that looks like a hand/bike/dagger, I’ll puke. THAT’S NOT DESIGN… that’s self-obsessed, childish claptrap.
Are you happy to keep fooling yourself into believing that by doing this you’re more than a commodity at the end of a business process that’s owned by the lowest bidder?
"But I wear a t-shirt with a monkey on it - I’m painfully hip!", they cry.
Why don’t you try challenging yourself to come up with something big & meaningful that makes users’ lives better, for crying out loud - something that does more than help fill a landfill site??
I haven’t painted in months!! I started this tonight, took the photo on my phone hence the weird quality..