Designing for Longevity vs. Continuous Consumption

a happenstance case study and tangent

A recent encounter with a discarded stove allowed me to think about what could’ve been or perhaps could be in a more sustainable future – if we could build consumer goods to last, end discontinuation, or use more standardized interchangeable parts.

A "before" photo of my stove.
Unfortunately, I don’t have a “before” picture of what my stove looked like a couple months ago, but here’s an oblique one from a few years ago.
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