28.10.05

Boring Design

British design magazine Icon has an article about boring design (amongst boring othertihings) in their September issue. Among other things, Icon takes prefab homemakers to task for reinventing the brick (which is quite unimaginative of Icon--surely prefab is more than that), but I do take their point that sustainable design is hypocrisy: "The only design project that’s really sustainable is the one you don’t do. The idea that you can save the planet by consuming resources is absurd. If you want to be really sustainable, buy an old house, fill it with antiques and walk everywhere. It’s the job of politicians to stop global warming, not architects and designers, whose micro interventions can’t make any real difference." Kudos to Icon for showing that the emperor really has no clothes.

You can also read their rant here.

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