As materials have gotten cheaper and easier to find, it’s the design that matters. And the market is demanding better design–which is easy to copy and easy to improve.
Expensive is not the relevant metric, utility is.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.”
— Douglas Adams
It is never universal. Good taste is tribal, not widespread.
It’s momentary. The definition changes over time.
And it’s aspirational. When we encounter good taste, it makes us feel as though we can and will be better.
Seth’s Blog: Good taste, January 7, 2017 at 04:14PM