Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday - spending money on what is important to us


"The new trend in spending money is to buy things that are painstakingly hand built instead of efficiently mass produced.

It might not be a better price than what you could buy at Target, but the very fact that you can pay for an artisan to create it, an artist to design it, a talented worker to bring it to life - that act makes a powerful statement about what you can afford and what's important to you.

Instead of a bigger house, it's a house that's built from scratch by craftsmen.

Instead of a bigger steak, it's a handmade dish of local poached vegetables..."

If you are making a living making things this is a pretty exciting conversation and if you are a human being concerned with the conspicuous consumption of consumer goods it is a conversation worth celebrating.

Conversation by Seth Godin, Letterpress by StarShapedPress

2 comments:

donauluft said...

great statement!

Sherry said...

I'm hoping everyone who reads this, and who read Seth's post opens an etsy account.

I want them to live it, like we do, not just talk it.

Off to see if Seth has an etsy account....

xoSherry