Good Quotes: Sami Rintala On Excess

Good Quotes: Sami Rintala On Excess

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Janel Laban
Feb 4, 2008

Finnish Artist and Architect Sami Rintala on his super simple and compact Boxhome as an antidote to excess: "We are enjoying the highest standard of living ever known to human kind. At the same time we are fully informed of the results of our culture of consumerism. Therein lays the greatest paradox: We are forced to actively forget the real reality to be able to enjoy the facade of excess we have created around us.

Maybe this is how we are meant to be, with few possessions and a small space around us."

Photos via and more info: Sami Rintala

Via: March 2008 issue of Dwell

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