Category Archives: Consumer Goods

Simon Pearce Glassblowing Workshop

The Simon Pearce workshop in Windsor, VT allows visitors to view the ongoing work of the glassblowing shop. Because of the glass furnaces, this shop doesn’t need heat in the winter. We visited in July… Even though it was a … Continue reading

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Lightbulb Trash Tchochke Paperweights

You all likely know that I’m a sucker for all things lighting and all things recycled. I was in Buenos Aires with my family and saw this crafty bit of trash-art in a flea market stall in the Palermo neighborhood. … Continue reading

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Self-Affirmation through the Choice of Highly Aesthetic Products

Dear readers, This may be old news to those of you whose subscriptions have not lapsed to the Journal of Consumer Research, but buying good-looking products evidently makes you feel better about yourself. My friend and colleague Alice Kriz called my attention … Continue reading

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