Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Modern Aspect

The future is here, and if you look behind you long enough, you'll get lost in time with tube televisions and cellphones the size of refrigerators. Everything is thinner, sleeker and more productive than people can ever imagine--and getting better every year. With sleek designs and state-of-the-art technology in our lives now, it's as easy to modernize ourselves as it is to say "Plasma". Well, almost.

Many shops have cool, modern shaped furniture that would make your mind reel. It just seems fitting in your house full of iMacs, Canon DSLRs and iPod Touch's. Nobody wants to sit in a sagging old couch that looks like it belongs in the 1960s while they're updating their Facebook statuses on their wifi from their iPhone 4. Like, FML.

As much as I'm a sucker for antique and shabby chic items, my partner is as apt to go gaga for anything cutting-edge and new. She jumped on the 3D Television bandwagon quicker than Lindsay Lohan can find a bottle of vodka. Of course, buying everything brand-name and advertised just makes you a sucker of the media and capitalism, but she finds pure gluttonous satisfaction in something that is leading-edge. Two toned forks? Yes. Glow-in-the-dark wireless video game accessories? Yes. Shiny TVs for every room---yes. Once you walk in, you'll notice the 40" flatscreen elephant in the room.

But then I realized as I waltzed into a "modern furniture" shop called Modern Furniture Shop in mid-West Toronto that futuristic, contemporary furniture of the latter day can be functional without being ostentatious. I'm afraid my house will look like every Dick, Jane and Bob's across the Western world but perhaps picking unique contemporary pieces can further add to the originality of our abode, highlighting our technologically-addicted generation without reducing ourselves to the carbon-copy status-quo. I rest my case with the further photographs. Thank you, Google.

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