The Aesthetics of Materials

Some material thoughts: even though there are some materials which are great, aesthetically they don’t really look that nice.

For example, I recently got these black merino wool shorts, and even though the material and performance is quite good, I just don’t really like the way it looks. The material is too floppy, piles too much, and looks worn out in a bad way.

Even merino wool leggings, sooner or later, they lose their elasticity, and the wear pattern is not that aesthetically appealing.

So the question on my mind is this: how do we get the best materials, that have the best performance, yet aesthetically still is beautiful to us and interesting to us?

Aesthetics means perception

In ancient Greek, “aesthetikos” means the philosophy of perception. How we perceive the world, materials, things, and anything visual.

Why does perception matter?

Perception matters because the way we perceive things, changes our emotions, and our mind state.

For example, I perceive places differently when it has natural light, versus when it doesn’t have natural light. Also, the way you perceive the world is different based on if you see it with natural light, or fluorescent lights.

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