In light of the LAPPYglove posted on Core this morning, and the results of the largely worthless Greener Gadgets Design Competition, I have devoted this post to the truly hideous crimes of design committed by those who create trash from trash in an effort to make themselves appear green.
We know the philosophy, recycle, reuse, reduce. But how many designers are only delaying the inevitable by polluting the market with products that are poorly designed, ugly, and uninspiring? Sooner or later it will end up in the landfill (more likely sooner than later). Or a bonfire for those too eager to rid the world of its existence.
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. But let’s call it what it is: another man’s trash. Has aesthetics, a guiding principle in matters of artistic beauty and taste, lost its place as a rule of good design?
Here’s the link the the LAPPYglove:
And who could forget the mismatched table leg high heels from the London Design Festival, ever-present in Core’s photo gallery?
Post your atrocity.