There are some things out there that you absolutely lust over, but at the time you didn’t have the money or you didn’t have sufficient reasons for getting one. A big obsession of mine is the L450 flat loudspeaker, TG 60 reel-to-reel tape recorder and TS 45 control unit designed by Dieter Rams for Braun (1962-64).
There was one on eBay a couple of weeks ago for around $1400.
Reasons why I didn’t get it:
1) Juli said so.
2) The week before I tried to buy a $6 sandwich and my debit card was declined.
3) Purposes of use would be limited to the radio, since I don’t own anything reel to reel.
4) I don’t want to turn into an hi fi hoarder like the audio repair store up the street.
5) People might start disliking me due to jealousy.
These reasons are valid enough, but that’s not going to keep me from obsessing and sharing some beautiful interior shots with you.
Above: A graphic designers home in Helsinki
Habita hotel. We sell those georgeous A110 black and brass pendant lights designed by Alvar Aalto. You would actually be surprised how affordable they are!
That’s me in my bedroom.
I would love to have a quick cup of coffee with Dieter Rams. We could talk about sports.