Art & pattern
You had a travel mug so beautiful you couldn’t wait for Monday? Or an umbrella so colorful that dour businessmen grin when they walk by on the street?
Art can make people smile?
Smiling people are more relaxed and happy?
Relaxed and happy people are better at solving problems?
The world becomes a better place?
Surround yourself with things that bring you joy and make you smile and you’ll likely find that those around you start smiling more too. That doesn’t mean I think you need a lot of stuff, quite the contrary. When everything functional is also beautiful - whatever that means to you - then we need less and keep it longer. (Not to mention that colorful umbrella is going to be a lot easier to get back from lost and found when you leave it on the train…)