This is really a matter of culture. In Europe the attitude is very different. Buying too much is tasteless. keeping good old traditional things turn them into treasures. The need to update constantly is really a creation of our civilization. Why on earth I need to spend on a car every 10 years and on an operative system of my computer every one and half? This is what does not let people settle comfortably and content on a relatively stable lifestyle. The whole system pushes everyone into the corner making it uncomfortable in all ways possible (specially in the technological area -software-) not to buy more and newer stuff. It will not change before we massively rebel (developed world) and stop our thoughtless consumerism, but I would not be so optimistic as to believe that it will happen in my lifetime.
Apartment Therapy San Francisco | What If This Was All You Could Buy New For A Year? The Seattle Times
|3/6/09 5:25 AM|
I would have never left my parents´place to get roommates (from hell or heaven). I have never shared with anyother than my husband and now kids. It is impossible to reconcile the differences in lifestyles when there is no love (partner) or responsibilites (chidren) to assist. I could not even share with my own brothers, no way!
Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Handling Awkward Home Issues with Roommates
|3/6/09 4:18 AM|
Why they purchased the apartment in the first place? They could have saved the remodeling costs by purchasing a place that has something to do with the new style -cheap/tacky-. Borat?
Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Beautiful Stockholm Apartment Gone Bad
|3/6/09 3:56 AM|
Hello! I love the spirit in which people create and design and share with others, and this alone deserves appreciation. However, the style reflected in this apartment is the one I adored already 15 years ago, before 3 children when still an inexperienced graduate student. It seems that we all go through these stages, but when a simpler and more efficient lifestyle is needed it all changes .Seems that the older one gets (In my case and that of most of my friends and relatives), the innexpensive -but I know, lovely- thrift approach also gets tiring. Somehow it starts looking cheap. I already seek for less things, less vintage. I hope this is not misunderstood. I watched this apartment with nostalgy. It is a sweet reminder...
Apartment Therapy San Francisco | House Tour: Mariah's Eclectic House of Curios and Collectibles San Francisco
|3/6/09 3:40 AM|