Discussion: Design is a Lifestyle

Discussed over Drinks: Design is a Lifestyle.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

Let’s do something different this Friday, shall we? Maybe we can turn this into a regular Friday discussion forum?
Last night on Twitter, I mentioned that I discussed over drinks that “Design is a Lifestyle.”. The following morning I got some very interesting replies. So I thought it might be fun to turn this twitter discussion into a blog discussion that is much easier for everyone to track.
I hope that this would be easier for you to be part of the conversation by getting an opportunity to have your say or share your thoughts in a back and forth manner. You can leave your thoughts in the comments below, or via Twitter. I’ll try to keep track of all your replies and post them here in a chronological order as best as I can.
Please do pass the word along or retweet this post so that we can invite as many people to the party as we can?
Here are some of replies I got this morning:

@designsojourn Very true – design is 100% a lifestyle.less than a minute ago via Twidget

@designsojourn if design is a lifestyle, the house & the desk will reflect so too. 😉less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

meh, even as a designer I find that 2 be a bit much. Possibly pretentious RT @designsojourn: Discussed over Drinks: Design is a Lifestyle.less than a minute ago via HootSuite

I’m looking forward to reading all of your comments and being part of this conversation. And if you are interested, these Twitter updates was created by the very cool Blackbird Pie.

Edit: Here they are!

@designsojourn 100% agree. Think about this a lot. Design influences much of what I do, think, buy, how i act. I feel a blog post coming onless than a minute ago via web

@jasecoop Indeed, designers live and breath design. That’s the problem! We never stop designing.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

@designsojourn design is an addiction.. which i’m not planning to end anytime soon.less than a minute ago via web

  • Emmanuel

    August 1, 2010 at 8:45 pm Reply

    I always remember of a great quote, about that topic :
    “The design does not mean giving shape for a stupid product, for an industry more or less sophisticated. It is a way of conceiving life, politics, eroticism, food and even the design.”
    -Ettore Sottsass
    I agree and I’ll just add, if we follow our loves and convictions maybe it’s logical that they become our lifestyle, or influence it. And also the other’s life, through our design.
    Maybe it’s too much, but I always thought that if people were surrounded with good products, they tend to be good too 🙂
    (ps : Blackbird Pie is very cool, I just see that links are embedded !)

  • b

    July 31, 2010 at 12:45 am Reply

    You should come to Southamerica and take a look, design is a lifestyle but I’m pretty sure it’s not what you have in mind.

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