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Odd bits [Jul. 10th, 2008|10:21 am]
terribleturnip
Normally "Design" is lost on me. I'm a Shaker girl, when it comes to design. (It always has a lowercase "d" for me...) Simple is best. design for me boils down to: is it comfortable/does it's job without being ugly or expensive? If it appeals to my inherent Shaker sensibilities or my quirky weirdness, that's even better.

I think these Design ideas appeal to the quirky weirdness...

http://www.adbusters.org/magazine/78/psychodesign.html

As long as I'm being weird...I'm obviously watching too many nature documentaries. I passed by two UPS trucks yesterday that were parked butt to butt, for package transfer, I guess. But I thought...

Omigosh, how cute, they're mating!
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[User Picture]From: im_geva
2008-07-10 02:50 pm (UTC)
The remote reminded me of a vibrator...Just sayin...
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[User Picture]From: thatliardiego
2008-07-10 02:50 pm (UTC)
To think I've made it this far in life without my TV remote getting hard when I reach for it, or my power cords "throbbing" with light.
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[User Picture]From: mistressfetch
2008-07-10 03:07 pm (UTC)
I'm proud of the restraint shown by you by NOT turning the hose on the UPS trucks :-)
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[User Picture]From: pyllgrum
2008-07-10 03:17 pm (UTC)
I am not sure I want to live in a world where the toilet paper dispenser "talks" to me.
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[User Picture]From: pyratelady
2008-07-10 05:07 pm (UTC)
You might not want to visit Japan, then. They seem to be into all kinds of toilet oddness... bowls that play music and light up, and even spray you with water.
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[User Picture]From: pyllgrum
2008-07-10 07:58 pm (UTC)
bowls that play music and light up, and even spray you with water.

It is not that I am totally anti-social, but I do NOT relish a conversation when I am in a seated position at the local men's reading room. I would rather one waited and talked to me in an elevator.

And I do not want the functional hardware to instruct me...it is just WRONG.
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[User Picture]From: skivee
2008-07-10 04:58 pm (UTC)

If Artists Ruled The World

Hmmm, square toilet paper dispenser that uses proprietaryTP. You think you have a problem because those Chinese paper mills are closed for the Olympics? Just wait till your TP comes from one quirky art design source.
The squirming remote is just creepy, and the flashy "I'm reminding you to use less power" power cord uses more power than a standard power cord.
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[User Picture]From: lowlandscot
2008-07-11 02:09 am (UTC)
I can't be bothered with toilets and erectile remote contols right now; I'm standing in the vendor hall at the Folk Harp Conference trying to figure out if I can persuade an_idle_fellow to buy me a bright blue solid body electric harp.
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