Publisher's Note: This missive is straight from the desk of GUNNAR Co-founder Jennifer Michelsen (featured authoritatively above). As you'll read, she is very passionate about the state of your eyeballs. So much so that she'll be in the discussion threads below to answer your questions. So let her know what you think…
"The utopizing tension of the origins of design must be recovered." "Stop Making Crap." "Once you're done you can throw it away." These, and many, many other zen-like statements are included in the fantastic Manifesto Project, gathering wisdom of designers. [Manifesto Project]
It's very annoying that manufacturers design their wares to be simply replaced, instead of repaired. Pitched, instead of patched. Forgotten, instead of fixed. No more.
The tenets of dieselpunk culture can be understood as follows.