Domesticated Animals / 2008 / in progress
Will being able to spent time and effort on the banal activities of everyday become a sign of wealth, a new kind of luxury?
001 | Sketch for decentralized heating
Our stoves, showers, fridges, central heating and toilets are all parts of larger technological systems of gas, water, electricity, food production, internet and waste. These systems made possible high levels of domestic comfort and freed us from many of the daily burdens of life. Providing us the time and energy to pursue 'higher purposes in life'.
Such amenities, once considered a sign of wealth, have become the minimal standard for a household in the industrialized world. Once comfort has been commodified too such extents, will being able to spent time and effort on the banal activities of everyday life become a sign of wealth, a new kind of luxury?
Tools for domesticated nomads support this new kind of luxury by re-engaging people with their domestic technology. They provide the pleasure that can be gained from taking care of one's basic needs.