And as someone who doesn’t want a lot of crap, I am supporting a lot of crap. In the last year alone a book, a film, a bike horn, a multitool, an ice cream scoop and now I just got sucked into the toothbrush on the main page. Granted the toothbrush is for work and not personal, but still.
I don’t what it is about the combination of good design and entrepreneurial pursuits that gets me going, but it does.
I wonder if there is a crowd funding 12-step program.
Actually, everywhere I go I’m shocked at the crap people buy. Canada has a lot of dollar stores and I found quite a few in Spain and France too. It seems like it’s global, just us Americans brag about it:)
I remember a local 100 peseta shop in Spain where my relies live, when the Euro was coming in, changed their name to ‘the one Euro shop’, but all prices had to be listed in both pesetas and euros, at the official exchange rate, so you had the ridiculous situation of the old 100 peseta shops having to put up signs saying ‘everything 166.386 pesetas’.