Posts tagged "consumption"
Rapid handmade production

Rapid handmade production

3 to 5 Seconds is a project by Swedish industrial designer Jenny Nordberg. Like many other of her projects part of a larger and ongoing work about how we produce and consume today, how we’ve done historically and how we could do it in the future. In the project 3 to 5 Seconds she examines...
Post-commercialism - who deserves to earn your money?

Post-commercialism – who deserves to earn your money?

Tom Beckman, executive creative director at Prime, discusses post-commercialism as a consequence of the age of transparency resulting in informed consumers empowered by media to impact businesses and markets. He means that the central question to post-commercialism is the question of who deserves to earn your money, and that consumers reward corporations that take stands...
Brands need to speak to consumers with new resonance

Brands need to speak to consumers with new resonance

Two weeks ago we released our latest trend report called “Closed Wallets Closed Minds”. The report describes the new climate of anti-consumerism and asks the question if the consumption fatigue is genuine or if we are only on a pause between mad bouts of bag-filling. –Brands must either get used to the idea of a...

To consume or not

I just read some comments to the latest David Report bulletin called “I shop therefore I am” in “The Marketer Who Went Off Consumption”. It’s a year-long book-as-a-blog experiment in why we choose to consume, or not, written by India based Gaurav Mishra. In a very clear and comprehensible way he is putting together a...
New bulletin - I shop therefore I am

New bulletin – I shop therefore I am

I’m proud to announce the new David Report bulletin called “I shop therefore I am”. In this issue we are looking into the world of consumer culture from different point of views; ethical, social, political, economical and humanistic. Shopping has turned into a lifestyle. We consume as leisure and a way to pass time. But...

I shop therefore I am

Next Friday, April 4, issue nine of the David Report Bulletin will be released. The title will be “I shop therefore I am” and it will concern future consumerism and consumption culture. Among other things you will be able to find interesting texts from Kristina Dryza, freelance strategist and designer and Sante Poromaa, teacher at...

Buy Nothing Day

Tomorrow November 24th is the international Buy Nothing Day (November 23rd in the US). More than 65 nations around the globe are involved. The first Buy Nothing Day was organized in Vancouver back in 1992 and has subsequently been promoted by the Canadian Adbusters magazine. The describe the Buy Nothing Day like this; “it isn’t...

We can’t afford to buy CHEAP things

Here follows a text from designer and cultural nomad Satyendra Pakhale about his exhibition called “We can’t afford to buy CHEAP things”. Having been invited by Ms. Nicolette Naumann to curate and design the Personal Shopper exhibition at Tendence Lifestyle 2007, I feel it’s indeed high time for us to review our way of living...
Is shopping a solution to human suffering?

Is shopping a solution to human suffering?

Buy Less Crap started the other day as an reaction to the RED campaign founded by Bono (as I wrote about here a couple of month ago) and they offer people to donate directly to RED’s beneficiary The Global Fund among others without consuming. Buy Less Crap brings forward that shopping is not a smart...

Viva consumer power!

What do you do if you feel that you have been treated really bad by a company? You start a blog – telling the world what kind of bad people they are! “Nothing says “I love you” like being held hostage on a frozen plane with the man you love, 99 strangers, 4 other people...