The Bland Hellworld of Circumscribed Authenticity

The Bland Hellworld of Circumscribed Authenticity

This recent article in the Verge describes a trend in design towards something called “Airspace” in cafes, web design, and Air Bnb-Style micro-accommodation. Essentially, the idea is that a certain group’s desire for authentic experiences has inadvertently driven designers across industries towards a homogenized sameness — achingly tasteful artisinal accents embedded within a bright zen […]

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Mindful Spending as an Antidote to Mindless Consumption

Mindful Spending as an Antidote to Mindless Consumption

Even though money is one of the most practical concerns in life, it can also be a means by which we express much about who we are at the deepest levels. If that notion makes you cringe a little, it’s likely because the idea of “mindless consumerism” has long-dominated many people’s picture of spending. It […]

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