Is it easier to kick a habit or an addiction?

Musical chairs

Erik Hoedemakers

Forward-thinking manufacturers ensure their products are cradle-to-cradle. Marvelous. At last, they have admitted that what they make is rubbish that it is going to fall apart anyway. Or is it our fault as consumers? Are we too easily bored by stuff? Or is it the designers, are they just not good enough, is that why we get bored? Why do we accept that most things just don’t last? What if we made things to last and no one would ever want to throw anything away? Is the real problem that we are addicted to throwing things away, is it an addiction or a habit. What is worse?


Cabinets of Curiosity

We are curious makers of things, things we dream up ourselves. Remarkable, useful, beautiful and original things. Sometimes they are made entirely by hand, sometimes partly by machine, in the future perhaps by robots. May be not robots. Always with an eye for detail and with an element of fun.

If you care to follow this blog and join our journey, we’ll share our successes and (occasional) failures with you and hopefully you’ll become a frequent visitor. Suppose that depends on us keeping you entertained. So let’s get on with the words and pictures.

Work in progress


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