What The Past 10 Years Have Looked Like

What would a picture of the 2000s look like? The Economist asks contemporary designers and curators to identify icons of the past decade.

Intelligent Life – the Economist’s quarterly magazine – has asked contemporary designers, curators and authors to pick some of the styles and items that have defined the past decade, beginning with 2000.  While Apple’s iPod/iPhone seems to be pretty ubiquitous, some other themes emerge – positive and negative.

Increased consciousness over our impact on the environment is embodied by icons like the Prius and a growing reliance on bicycles.  A sense of nostalgia for happier times via our fashion choices – by way of bohemian chic and eighties fashion – arises as a theme, but so does the whitewashing of true individuality by copying celebrity fashion (and lifestyles).  Some interesting and pointed observations on how many of us have behaved the past 10 years.

Intelligent Life: “THE i-DECADE”

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