Issue No. 2 TASTE

EDITOR'S NOTE

Our good friend, Phillip Moody, a teacher and fellow designer, 30 years ago went to a smart design function with all the who’s who of design at the time dressed in a green and purple check suit. A very famous designer in attendance was aghast and Philip’s very astute reply to her was: “My dear, never confuse style with good taste.”

This sentiment perfectly captures the propensity we felt in launching into Y.P.s second issue. We were curious to delve into and explore taste in all its meanings. To speak to and hear from arbiters of taste, explore its subjectivity and even it’s etymology.

A topic like this is endlessly fascinating. As designers, being at the forefront of what we believe the most beautiful thing to be remains an important part of making a lasting impression. The interesting thing is, while there are some constants, our tastes have shifted and changed over time, based on exposure to new ideas, people, places and cultures. It’s complicated, and who knows, maybe we’re wrong….
In some circles there is an effort to commoditize taste. In others, taste provides an avenue for people to express their identities. The Object Obsessions and Third Culture Kids photo essays each look from a very different perspective at the emotional resonance of objects and the connections we as people have to the things in our lives.

In the recent past, there has been a trend to shun beauty in art and architecture, the thinking being that something cannot be both innovative and beautiful. There is oftentimes a level of suspicion of the authenticity of art if it is ‘simply’ beautiful. This interventionist philosophy creates visual noise and commands attention, which causes design in general to be judged based on notoriety rather than on beauty, refinement or appropriateness.

At the crux of this subject is something so personal. Can it be defined? Perhaps not.

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