What does grunge design have in common with yogurt and meditation?
CreatedFriday, 11 April 2014
Last modifiedThursday, 18 December 2014
Revised byJean du Plessis
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We are sick (literally) and tired of everything consumable, faux, synthetic, virtual and dispensable. We crave, deep in the soul, for things of quality, permanence, character and meaning. We want better quality food, and real lives...
Wherever you look nowadays it is clear that people seek to change the status quo. Yogurt had not been yogurt for two decades. Young people have absolutely no idea what real eggs, real chicken and true butter taste like. Bread is so preserved it has lost its organic qualities--its plastic. Bread, and almost every other food out there, does not rot and decay, does not attract flies, and are generally disregarded by insects as a food source. We eat inorganic crap.
Grunge is perhaps the start of many following phases but the principle behind the new "fashion" is to get real. Our lives are tied to virtual images, virtual identities, plastic everything and the disposable life. Clothing lasts how long, two seasons? Where are the days we could wear a shirt and pair of shoes for seven years? ("Thank God that over" sigh the women among us).
Let there be grunge