—Tolstoy in “A Calendar of Wisdom“
The truly useful, the truly good, and therefore the truly great, is always simple.
Someone else gave a tip that “any value below 1rem is deliberately setting a font-size below the user’s preferred size.”
I find beauty in freshness and fragility — two qualities that the modern designed object is not allowed to possess
—John Maeda, in ‘Beauty is the Experience (2005)’
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