Friday, March 18, 2016
Radio Cookie tin
Quaintness is unlike other marketable qualities in that it inherently criticizes the commercialism used to sell most products. It's an aesthetic of old age instead of youth. To quote Harris "Quaintness is a democratic aesthetic that abhors luxury and elegance as disturbing symptoms of immodesty and decadence..." Some of the appeal is a naive attachment based on a shallow and warped understanding of the past. In their sentiment people can forget about relative progress while focusing on cookies and knickknacks.
They're out of stock but you might find one of those cookie tins around somewhere.
Posted by Jose Fritz at Friday, March 18, 2016