Tagesteller is an archive of dearly cherished dishes. Every month Viennese seniors share a personal dish and recipe from their lives. All sorts of things are eaten together, spoken and unexpected stories are listened to.
In La Jetée, the scientists are wearing coarse camouflage-print overalls with an attached hood and optical glasses that feature switchable lenses. Another scientist can be seen wearing a strict, but slightly oversized, light grey turtleneck.
If presented with any pattern, it’s relatively easy to identify a deviation (for example a dot-pattern with an irregularly offset point). It’s easy to identify a problem, a missing link. The design itself tells you if it’s correct or not.
Consistency builds recognition
I believe that intellectual discourse is a crucial part of design culture, though often overlooked because it’s not as conspicuous as the results it eventually may produce. The popular consensus – though quite superficial – of the term design seems to be more often about the (visual) result than the considerations and measures taken in advance. So why write, if this won’t sell?
It’s not that I feel inherently for either side, it’s just that I’m swayed too easily sometimes. And as a scale in balance is easier tipped than a biased one, I now can sense my equilibrium turning against me. My optimistic indifference feels more and more like self-destructive inaction.
Lived metaphors and designed hierarchy, or: thoughts of a table