We like pretty

I grew up in a country where products were mostly designed for utility and how it looked was secondary. In 1984 Bombay, we used to fetishize images of cars and gadgets that we glimpsed on the pages of foreign magazines.

Shape of things

I met such a beverage holder. Note the depression on the surface. It is there by design to aid the grip. In fact it feels natural and enjoyable to hold it this way. I remembered some words from a book