I am a college student (industrial design), and ever since I developed my own style, i wont accept anything in my room that i dont love.
Sometimes i'll go to a friends house, and even though i know they have good taste in clothes, or movies, or music.. sometimes i truely wonder "how can they STAND to have that hideous lamp sitting by their bed everyday?!"
Well i guess that's what Designers are for.. the problem is in the world of design, what youre paying for in a object USUALLY tends to bemostly the actual design, not necessarily the creation process or material..(not in all cases). But a lovely mushroom-shaped acrylic lamp doesn't cost $2000 dollars to make, and the acrylic itself doesnt cost $2000 dollars.. the design does.
What I'M interested in.. is a designer or store that carries design products that are not only attractive, but that work well and are affordable!! I mean this in the sense that they be accesible to younger people, like me (college or highschool students). I am a SUPER object-conscious person, and i dream of having the most famous and lovely objects in my home, but lets face it, some of them are yearss and thousands of dollars away.
well, i live in Chile, but when I lived in the states i remember that Target was pretty design-conscious and i purchased many lovely things from there that were pretty cheap too, i remember one designer, Isaac Mizrah for target.. bu i think he was mostly clothes. I'd love suggestions to stores, or even designers that have joined forces with stores to sell fun affordable products.. Someplace i can buy furniture for my home that isn't 3 month's rent a piece!