With the purchase of my last car I had the knowledge that I would be keeping it for a long, long time. I chose a car that I felt had a good design, a little artsy and slightly odd. When you are looking to purchase car and price is a issue you have use a criteria, other than cash, to make the decision. That “wow I drive a luxury car” attitude was hollow after the first week, anyway. OK, I admit some luxury cars can be impressive. But they frequently are the same car just a different size. One of my favorite art text books is Variety of Visual Expressions by Edmond Burke. It is a beautiful books that talks about design in everyday objects. Over the years I noticed that people with a lot of money don’t seem to take design into consideration. Sometimes, an interior designer can make a house look like a high end hotel but its hard to live in a hotel. And that new Lexus or Cadillac has a certain appeal. But, I still love my Scion XB and my friends from art school would approve. Don’t go with the money, go with the design.
Don’t Go With the Money, Go With the Design