I decided I wanted to read Pink’s book after reading what Issy Clarke had to say about it. (and by the way I highly recommend her blog “A Natural Life for Jet and Walle” – it’s full of excellent story-telling, down-to-earth philosophy and psychology, photos and videos – it’s “about” horses but for everyone).
Issy had the audio-book. I was able to borrow a print copy from my local library.
One of the points that Pink makes is that “Good design can change the world. And so, alas, can bad design.)” He quotes Anna Castelli Ferrier, furniture designer –
It’s not true that what is useful is beautiful. It is what is beautiful that is useful. Beauty can improve people’s way of life and thinking. – –
And he gives a bunch of examples why design is important (such as patients in a hospital room with natural light need less pain medication) and he suggests that we take note of examples of good (and bad) design we see.
So here’s a GOOD DESIGN I found in Charlottetown which gives me JOY –
And here’s a BAD design that is joyless –