everyday hero: robust, resilient & repairable . . .

ubiquitous quality factor number 04 •
everyday design hero:
robust, resilient
& repairable . . .

“the aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity & familiarity.”

philosopher ludwig wittgenstein

01) lightness . . .

02) enhancing civility . . .

03) beautility . . .

04) robust, resilient & repairable . . .

05) embracing aspects of homo ludens . . .

06) anthropomorphic . . .

07) adaptable | transformable . . .

08) intuitive | self-explanatory . . .

09) accessible to 90% of the world . . .

10) a variation on a theme . . .

11) ephemeral . . .

12) wabi-sabi (grows better with time &/or use) . . .

13) improvisation . . .
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we shape our tools and thereafter, they shape us . . .

john m. culkin
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someone who feels taken care of will always return and repairs help keep
my products in your life and in your memory . . .

silvio campara
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california typewriter is one of the last standing repair shops in united states which is dedicated to keeping the aging machines clicking. this thought-provoking film delivers a visual narrative meditation on the changing dynamic between humans and machines, and encourages us to consider our own relationship with technology, (old & new), as the digital age’s emphasis on speed and convenience redefines who’s serving whom, human or machine ?

documentary film, entitled, california typewriter . . .
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suggested reading &/or the dialects of design continued,
robust, resilient & repairable:

01) baudrillard, jean, et al., das system der dinge: über unser verhältnis
zu den alltäglichen gegenständen (en français: le système des objets).

frankfurt, campus verlag, 1991.
02) brand, stewart. the whole earth catalog: access to tools.
san francisco, portola institute, 1968.
03) clivio, franco. hidden forms: seeing and understanding things.
basel, birkhäuser, 2009.
04) lichtenstein, claude, editor. unbekannt – vertraut.
zürich, schule und museum für gestaltung zürich, 1987.
05) pirsig, robert. zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance.
new york, william morrow and company, 1974.
06) rosen, jody. two good wheels: the history and mystery of the bicycle.
new york, crown publication 2022.
07) ryan, john c. seven wonders the everyday things for a healthier planet.
san francisco, sierra club books 1999.
08) tools: extending our reach.
new york, cooper hewitt, smithsonian design museum, 2014.
09) vignelli, massimo, editor. knoll au louvre. new york, knoll international, inc., 1971.
10) wilson, david gordon. bicycling science third edition.
cambridge, mit (massachusetts institute of technology) press, 2004.

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posted 13 June 2021

categories design, education