Design Tomorrow


The Magic of Ordinary Objects

Ep. 1

In this episode, Chris talks about appreciating the design of everyday objects, minimalism, and how some objects can reflect a life well lived.


I mentioned a bunch of objects I own that I especially value. Only some can be found online, so this is a partial list:

If you don't know the Spin Doctors song I referenced, congratulations. If you can't handle not knowing it, you can listen to it here.

Ubik is a book by Philip K. Dick. You should read it.

Bruce Sterling coined the term "Spime" in his book, Shaping Things. You should read that, too.


All music featured in this episode (except for the tiny bit of Two Princes) is independently produced and licensed by Design Tomorrow for non-commercial use.


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Thanks for listening, and remember, what we do and think today can create a better tomorrow.

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