A Home is not curated.

For too many people, being happy at home is pretty much an abstract idea, something they can’t know or imagine, until it appears on some taste maker’s must-have list, or in a magazine, or reposted on Tumblr. A home sweet home is not curated or produced by acquiring a perfect arrangement of chairs, lamps and friends. A real living space is made from living, not decorating. A bored materialist can’t understand that a house has to become a home. It happens, not through perfection but by participation.

Andy & Elsa Beach, Apartamento issue #07 (also on the About page of the Apartamento web site) (link)

While more light hearted than usual, these thoughts echo through the hollow walls of todays designer construct-on-mass housing and furniture. It is one thing to borrow ideas from a design magazine to improve your living room, it is another to recreate a faux home in an attempt to satiate the obsession our society has with material possession and the desire to keep up with the Joneses.