Sergej Kirilov Rosewood Side Table
Mass production saves time. Time is money. Mass production makes money. Money buys time.
When we had amassed plenty of time and money and had more stuff than we had holes in the ground to hide it all in, recycling was born. Well, born again really, because before mass production people always recycled things. Then along came cradle to cradle, because we had finally admitted that we threw things away too quickly. So we now plan throw things away before they even leave the factory. We find it difficult to survive without technology, but it is doomed to replaced with a superior version. Ridiculous I hear you cry, while reading this blog on a soon-to-be-obsolete-device. This hybrid recycling has none of the magic of a phoenix.
It would be unfair to suggest that everything can or should be made to last. Unfortunately too many things that should be made to last aren’t anymore. Fortunately, some people also take the time to make things that last for hundreds of years and you can find some of there here. Welcome to Cabinets of Curiosity.