The Language of Things

Deyan Sudjic’s The Language of Things: Understanding the World of Desirable Objects:

Design has become the sometimes cynical process of making what were once serious, unself-conscious products – watches, for example, or cameras, or even cars – into toys for adults, pandering to our fantasies about ourselves, ruthlessly tapping into our willingness to pay to be entertained or flattered by our possessions.

January 27, 2012