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Rethinking Design and Interiors by Shashi Caan

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Chapter Four

Design

Not the fruit of experience, but experience itself, is the end. A counted number of pulses only is given to us of a variegated, dramatic life. How may we see in them all that is to be seen in the finest senses? How shall we pass most swiftly from point to point, and be present always at the focus where the greatest number of vital forces unite in their purest energy? To burn always with this hard, gemlike flame, to maintain this ecstasy, is success in life.

Walter Pater

The Renaissance1

The evolution of design, viewed from the perspective of one tool – the hammer. Design for the most fundamental of human needs – for example ...

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