Things that are easy to use survive

Wise words for anyone that is in the business of creation.


“Things that are easy to use survive, regardless of what is fashionable, and people want to use them forever,” Yanagi said in a 2002 Japan Times article. “But if things are created merely for a passing vogue and not for a purpose, people soon get bored with them and throw them away.

“The fundamental problem,”he added, “is that many products are created to be sold, not used.” — Sori Yanagi

“Things that are easy to use survive…