I really liked this desk in the terms of design. Just looking at aesthetics, the desk has a simple, modern design. The majority of the desk is wood, while the top is made of a dark metal. With a bookshelf built in to the side of the desk, it provides a nice means of storage and possible room for a printer. There is plenty of desktop space for a desk top or laptop computer. Due to the desk being designed compact but also with storage space it reminded of my artifact, the subaru forester. The car is designed to be compact like a car but have space similar to a station wagon.
Looking at target i ran across these baby devices called play yards. I liked the design of these more for the practical use. I think this item for soon to be parents is a great investment. It has many uses built in one. The piece is designed to work as a play pin, changing station and sleep swing. All the pieces match so when they are separated from the main component they still look nice. The media has influenced the consumer by advertising items like these for new parents to be very cookie cutter and everything matching. I think the design of this product really reflects that idea. It connects with my artifact because both are efficient for families with babies and need a safe space for their child.
I liked the design of this couch mainly because it is in the current moment very trendy. Although i feel in the average living room setting, this item is impractical, in the terms of being designed to be catchy amongst those who like to seem trendy it is done well. The color of the couch is an olive drab green and made of felt. The high arm design, as well as the brads to make a tufted back design. The couch looks like it would be nice and comfortable, yet some how to me still looks like it could be stiff. I thought this couch could relate my car in the sense that with contemporary car design, my car looks outdated, which is something that this couch was designed and marketed to be.
Looking around the store I found advertisements for a swing set similar to this one. I particularly like the design of this swing set because if its shape and line. I think the play item creates a right angle provides an opportunity for a designated play to be imaginarily fenced off in your yard. In addition it adds another activity element to the play set. It has a neat little club house where kids could loiter with friends. Best of all the material design with this product is portrayed to consumers as being durable, and a nice wood that will make any neighborhood house look completed and happy.
The last item i ran across i thought strangely was designed well was the futon. The design is very simple and sleek. What particularly caught my interest with this item is its connection with my artifact in the means of affordability. For a younger crowd, the futon is very affordable and practical. It can double as a place for yourself or company to sleep and also conveniently folds up into a couch. The item is great for a college age individual in their first apartment. My car also is very affordable like the futon. Due to its small engine size it is extremely fuel efficient and doesn’t cost a lot of money to fill up. Also due to its age and small nature, this allows the opportunity for cheaper car insurance. Both the futon and the Subaru Forester target a general audience and both are a wise economic choice when on a budget.