trendwatching: bad ideas for trends

In this podcast, Cathi Bond discovers "limb lengthening". It's a procedure that started as a painful way of treating people with dwarfism, but now, it's being used by people who just want to be taller...as a cosmetic procedure! Yikes! (via Better Humans) Meanwhile, Nora Young has had it with that trendy "this is not a plastic bag" back.  Is the smugness of it worth it for the environmental awareness it creates?  And speaking of fetishized objects, this is the company that makes Nora's new messenger bag (not a paid endorsement, she just likes it!)  And here's that site to judge your carbon offset.

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