Treasures, not trash.

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20 Responses to Treasures, not trash.

  1. Callie says:


  2. Brandon says:

    There’s one set missing in the intersection:


  3. Isherwood says:

    Isn’t repairable a subset of durable? Being rather resourceful with the “junk” of others, I’d say so.

  4. Chaz says:

    “Repairable” would be, I think, something entirely personal. I’m not very handy, but there are still things that I find incredibly useful, beautiful, and durable — in fact, that durability helps me not *need* to know how to fix the thing!

  5. Adrian Jones says:

    Or, as William Morris said:

    “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”

  6. what is it if it’s just in one?

  7. mark says:

    aka firmness, commodity and delight

  8. Mike says:

    Is this another card about you?

  9. Bret says:

    The smallishness of the center calls to mind Mies van der Rohe and Less is More.

  10. David says:

    If it is just one, the only criteria is “Appropriate”. That says it all.

  11. Hai says:

    How about: Cheap?

  12. Melissa says:

    Defined problem + (attractive) visual solution = design

  13. John says:

    This is a very Vulcan idea: the functional beauty of things, they noted, oft increased the productivity of said thing.

  14. Lenin says:

    Is it a Apple’s product definition? What about a MacBook or an iPod? :)

  15. tng says:

    heres a quote for you:
    people ignore designs that ignore people – frank chimero

    love your blog.

  16. Inara says:

    This should have been the cover of our design textbook in college. Hell, this should have *been* our design textbook.

  17. llama says:

    @Lenin: You forgot “useful”.

    This chart is pure win.

  18. Kam says:

    Jessica is quoting Marcus Vitruvius Pollio from 1C, BC who said, architecture aspires to “firmitas, utilitas, venustas.” Even after 2000 years it’s hard to improve. Mark quotes Mitch Kapor, but I prefer Jessica’s version.

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