Taking Stock Of All The Small Things
A new collection catalogues the mass produced objects which infiltrate our day to day actions and habits.
It’s the seamless objects which don’t require a moments thought before use which arguably constitute the greatest design successes in our day to day lives. Simple but effective tweaks quickly worm their way into our habitual actions, so much so that we often have to look hard to see the work that they’re actually doing to make our lives easier. Such an endeavour has been undertaken in Sam Hecht and Kim Colin’s latest book.
Usefulness in Small Things is a book from Industrial Facility, and it continues their interest in quirky but unadulterated function. The book exhaustively explores the mass produced objects that populate our daily lives. The authors chose to organise it’s content thematically, in an attempt to convey the relationship between function and design as seen by the designer.