…so, firstly, yes, I realise toasting bread over a fire would’ve been a lot easier. But was a piece of toast (or designing a better toaster) really the point of this project?…

the subject is entirely serious and worrying but it is one of the funniest books i have read in a while: the toaster project by british graduate thomas thwaites… within half a chapter it became clear that this guy had one of the best degree projects i’ve ever seen

the premise is simple: thomas bought a cheap toaster for a few pounds and then decided to try to make his own one, using a set of ‘dogma’like’ rules to restrict his process including sourcing and fabricating all of the raw materials needed himself; a tale of consumerism, our hunger for things and the damage we are doing to the environment; a highly recommended, troubling and hilarious book…

m / 28-06-2012 09:34 - tags: , , ,  

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