20 Apr '17, 11am

Why shopping should be a last resort

Toronto illustrator Sarah Lazarovic's Buyerarchy of Needs urges people to consider other options before hitting the mall. Sarah Lazarovic does a no-shopping diet every few years. The designer and illustrator from Toronto did her first one in 2006, and then again in 2012, this time turning it into a book called, “A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy .” Instead of buying clothing and accessories that she found attractive, she painted them, pairing with thoughtful analyses and humorous criticism of our consumerist culture. The project was a way of enjoying the items without paying for them, and of giving herself the necessary space to contemplate whether or not she needed them. (The answer was usually no.) © Sarah Lazarovic Lazarovic swears by her shopping diets “the way some people swear by those gross cleanses full of cayenne pepper, baby’s breath and the promise of colon...

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