Tim Lott on Disillusion With Design

Tim Lott on Disillusion With Design

Janel Laban
Apr 2, 2008

Tim Lott says he's done with obsessing about design: "Interior design is not life, does not make a life, any more than any consumer product does. Life is about time, and time is about life itself. Interior design is a seduction, but it is also a trap to which there can be no end and no escape (the new fashion always, within weeks of purchasing, becomes the old fashion – we are all fated to obsolescence in the end). Give it up, I say, give it up – and then your house will truly become your own. Perhaps ugly, perhaps unfashionable – but much much cheaper, and much more you, warts, flying ducks and all."

Check out the whole essay (and slideshow) here.

What do you think, Apartment Therapists? Are you ready for warts and flying ducks or are you sticking to your (designer) guns?

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