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Richard Glover is rather fond of wristwatches, straight razors, fountain pens, and anything else that looks pretty and is well-made (In case you couldn't tell). He works as a designer, developer, and public speaking coach in Mesa, AZ. You should visit his website here.

Principles of Great Design: Craftsmanship

I love beautiful things. There's very little in the world that takes my breath away quite like an object that was lovingly crafted, built with care and passion, and presented with the sort of pride that befits a marvelously well-made item.

That which is beautiful is increasingly difficult to come by in a world where a premium is placed on speed, and things are made to be disposable. We often sacrifice real craftsmanship at the altar of expediency. While we are still capable of recognizing the value of something that has been expertly constructed, we often choose the cheap and easy option instead.

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