Incite by Design

Caustic visions and shared thoughts on design, marketing, creativity, philanthropy, pop culture and business philosophy by Toronto design firm, Ricksticks Inc.


Buy Nothing Day - The Day After

Okay, so I completely missed Buy Nothing Day. I am still posting this because there are some products we can all live without.

In honor of Buy Nothing Day, I started a list of things that will make you feel good about not spending your hard-earned money. In this consumer-driven world, it's good to know that there are some things just too awful to justify buying.

Feel free to add some of your ideas.

List of Things the World Could Happily Live Without

  • Billy Bob Thornton's cd
  • Chia Pet
  • Spray On Hair
  • Pantyhose
  • Barbie
  • Parachute pants
  • Another book about any of the following subjects: marketing, diets, Marilyn Monroe, JFK, and Charles Manson
  • Soda
  • Guns
  • People magazine
  • Thighmaster
  • Money trees (I've yet to grow a nickel!)
  • Pet rocks
  • Suvs and/or Hummers
  • Hootie and The Blowfish tickets or cds
  • The Clapper
  • The films of M. Night Shyamalan
  • Haute couture
  • Moon pies
  • Designer doggie wear

I am sure I will think of more as I venture off to the mall...