It’s that common feeling of wondering where does everything come from. (And) that nagging feeling of the guilt we have when we buy things we don’t always need or when we don’t want to buy things but are told to buy stuff to keep the economy going and that the economy needs to grow, and if it shrinks it’s a disaster and all this stuff, so it was just a conundrum I wanted to solve or, at least, explore.
When I arrived fireside at our Memorial Weekend group camp site, I found The Toaster Project in a pile of books donated by one of our camping families. O JOY! It was one of those "mean to read" books I hadn't yet got to. I read Thomas Thwaites' journey of befuddled making with huge interest and lots of identification. It is brilliant - should be on every high schooler's reading list just for a start. I have linked Thwaites's TED Talk below so you can here more from the man himself. Brilliant investigative adventure with so many thoughts. A fascinating project. I am now rethinking my punctured air beds, defunct electric pumps and compromised food processor with a view to repurposing......
Sally Dominguez writes, skis, designs and teaches, is curious about most things and loves Dr Seuss.