the need for things

"we buy things we don't need, with money we don't have, to impress people we don't like."

- fight club

The need for things is one of the core elements of human culture, only the amount changes, depending on cultural belonging and level of prosperity as the main factors.

Since the want for stuff is also the driving force of the whole economy, it’s basically a huge lever on the economy. This lever is at all times pulled in various directions by many kinds people. With varying success. 

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new ways to an old goal – about me & this blog


My Name is Arved, and in this blog, I will talk about the use of design for building a better future.

I am a 26 years old industrial designer, 3D-print tinker, SciFi audiobook junkie, and mostly unobtrusive vegan. I was born and still live and work in northern Germany. The concept of environmental-friendly living always struck me as sensible. In the age of 15, I stated that my first car will be an electric-driven one.

I finished my Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design and am now aiming towards self-employment and master studies. Before and throughout my design studies, there has always been a thought which troubled me.

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