I believe the reason I see an increasing number of people opt for a Sony Ericsson or Motorola mobile today (where practically everyone you and I knew used a Nokia handset earlier), is less to do with the performance of their (previous?) Nokia handset and more to do with their ‘need’ to stand out from the crowd – this is the age of the Individual after all.
Many of these trends are led by the youth and as notebook PCs become mainstream, given the falling prices, I think the individual will seek to stand apart again…with youth leading the trend.
As against mobile handsets, where differentiated design has been as much a driver as the features, laptops have all looked the same – until now!
Check out the cool skins above – paste- rip; designer- funk; youth-executive – there are skins for everyone. In India, I am sure they will do them in brocade too for those industrialist wives :)
These I found here.
Talking about individualisation, I was in Gurgaon last week for a movie and saw a familiar face in a rather interesting looking store. Turned out to be Vikas Varma at his new store – The Colour Factory – a do-it-yourself ceramic studio where you can paint your own designs to create customised pottery. This is how it works:
Voila! Your very own personalised gift that no one can copy! A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with loved ones.
I quite liked the concept. Wish though that they had more ‘ready’ items to pick off the shelf. Sometimes you don’t have the time but do want to pick something unique…
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