2008-09-11 12:40 in /life
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
I’ve been reading Emotional Design, and the inclusion of this quote inspired me to try to take an inventory of my house using this criterion. Of course, ideally I’d have only objects that are both beautiful and useful, but initially I’ll just make it my goal to be rid of things that fail both and make some notes for future improvements.
This morning I tackled the easy rooms: the living room and dining room. No surprises there. Most things are both beautiful and useful, except for my futon and folding chairs which are only useful, and the plants and artwork which are only beautiful.
Now I wonder if I should make the kitchen or the office the next room. Either way, it’s going to be a much bigger task.