Anyhow, in an effort to kibosh my ranting about this brick blight, my sister suggested listing design that is great. The antithesis of the woeful wall, in other words. She meant items that make our hearts sing, and not just because they look great but also because they’re clever, considered, and improve life — such is the measure of excellent design.
And, surprise, surprise, chatting about a swirl of superb swipeable screens and Scandi pillows was diverting. I’ve been writing about design for 20 years, so perhaps it has disproportionate importance in my life. That said, have a look at the design I love below, and then do your own list. It will remind you of the brilliance of human creativity, the joy that small things can bring, and that really, great design is all around. Just not on South Road.
The Anglepoise lamp
This British icon, designed in 1932 by George Carwardine, is everything you want in a task light. No wonder they never go out of fashion.