The Documentary Objectified-The Ending is the best:
"Things you already own, why not enjoy them today? Because we have so many things, that are just around, there in the closet in the attic, whatever, that we dont even think about anymore. Because there is not enough room left in our brain, because we are so busy processing al the exciting new developments, at the end of the day when your looking around the objects in your house, and your deciding what here really has value to me? There going to be the things that have some meaning in your life.
The hurricane is coming you have 20 minutes get your stuff and go- your not going to be saying well that got an amazing write up in this design blog. Your going to pick the stuff that has most meaning to you, because those are the true objects, that truly reflect the true story of who you are, and what your personal narrative is, and the story your telling to yourself, and no one else, because that is the only audience that matters and no one else."-OBJECTIFIED
I recommend all designers or non designers to think twice about the daily objects that surround us, their use and purpose and how to re-purpose. Engage in the the 3 R's reduce-reuse-recycle.
Disregard the man in the flashy flamboyant getup and take a look at one of the clips of this documentary, check it out on netflix or catch it on PBS.