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Design Your Life
November 8, 2005 5:13 AM   Subscribe

Design your life. Design as a way to think about life.
posted by OmieWise (13 comments total)

 
A website containing no content about a book that has yet to be written. Riveting.
posted by veedubya at 6:16 AM on November 8, 2005


All things considered if I had to pick one of the departments at work to run my life, it wouldn't be Design. I'd spend 45 minutes trying to decide whether to dress left or right with this outfit, and have to tie my shoes a different way each morning. I think I'd rather entrust my chances to Project Management or maybe Engineering.

A website containing no content

There are "submissions" along the right hand side, veedubya, on this page. Smartass.

The only one I saw that addresses the manifesto's promise of better sex was Putting Sex on the Schedule, perhaps one of the least sexy things I've ever read.
posted by scarabic at 6:41 AM on November 8, 2005


This would be a better FPP if it said "how to make a website with some quality submissions and an atrocious interface." Some of those listed items aren't bad, but by sticking to a layout (which doesn't actually extend far enough down the page) that is ill-suited for the type of info they make me not want to read it.
posted by phearlez at 6:42 AM on November 8, 2005


Design as Exorcism

D is for "Delegate"

What we delegate depends a lot on our skills, our budgets, and our needs. As my household and income increases, I find myself delegating more and more housework (to a paid housekeeper, a gardening service, babysitters, etc.).

Heh, the concerns of the comfortable...

I remain fiercely possessive of cooking

Yeah me too, I like eating.
posted by scheptech at 7:06 AM on November 8, 2005


phearlez - take a look at the dimensions of the background image.
The site is designed to look like it does.

(I wasn't going to post mean-spirited things, but everyone else was)
posted by NinjaPirate at 7:26 AM on November 8, 2005


I like the idea of this. I suppose OmieWise that readers here were bound to regard it negatively because it is in its infancy and MeFites want pre-packaged well-cooked digital input.

And although they've derided the 'designer-' trope in consumerism and provided an ethereal sounding manifesto, they really haven't articulated design as being anything beyond smart thinking. I mean, I accept that's what it is to an extent, but they might gain a better response to their project if they establish some categories at least - areas of life kind of thing.

But as I said, I like the idea. I like smart things and smart thinking and the internet allows the sharing. (but I haven't read everything there yet) I just hope they rejig that website because it really smacks of a 'contradiction in terms' kind of thing. Thanks for posting this though.
posted by peacay at 7:28 AM on November 8, 2005


control freaks.
posted by 3.2.3 at 7:37 AM on November 8, 2005


Ninja - huh! "Design your life - not your website!"
posted by phearlez at 7:52 AM on November 8, 2005


I especially like how the list of submissions becomes inaccessible once you visit any other page in the site.

And how the manifesto says this isn't going to be about shopping or decorating, but half of the entries seem to be about artsy-craftsy clothes or accessories -- and many of the rest about (as far as I can tell) nothing at all.

It does not have a good beat, and I cannot dance to it.
posted by ook at 10:11 AM on November 8, 2005


[this was disappointing]
posted by knave at 11:27 AM on November 8, 2005


I still don't understand what "design", as an activity, is supposed to be, or what a person who calls themself a "designer" actually does for a living. "Graphic design" makes sense, "industrial design" I understand, "interior design" is obvious, but what the hell is "Design", with the capital D?
posted by Mars Saxman at 11:46 AM on November 8, 2005


Long-form group blog.
posted by dhartung at 11:50 AM on November 8, 2005


Yeah, I'm really going to learn about design from some boob who couldn't build a page that displays properly at a 16:10 resolution... it's not like it's hard or anything... sheesh.
posted by hjo3 at 3:47 AM on November 9, 2005


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