Rave

XIII.6 November + December 2006
Page: 64
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Authors:
Jonathan Arnowitz

A while back we asked readers to tell us some of their design delights. We compiled the following from those results. It’s safe to say that most designers will find something on the list that resonates, even though this isn’t quite what we expected to hear.

With a nod to Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, please feel free to hum along to the tune of "My Favorite Things…" Of course, if you favor a different flavor, you could also sing to the 1999 rendition by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, a punk rock cover band.

Patents on products and checks in the mail,
Seeing my product in boxes for sale,
Well-known reviewers with praises to sing,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Accolades piling up faster than rabbits,
Giving my users new sets of bad habits,
Offers whenever my telephone rings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Making new rules,
Learning new tools,
Sketching something rad—
Knowing I managed to break several rules
And then I hear "Man, that’s b-a-a-a-d!"

Clear Lucite trophies and team shirts with sayings,
Brand-new equipment (I’m not the one paying),
Being inventive without any strings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Praise from my colleagues for complex solutions,
Fine commendations from great institutions,
Thanks to my job for the challenge it brings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the bugs come,
And I miss some,
When I’m feeling sad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don’t feel so bad.

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