Yesterday my wife went to a party organized by the people who run the kindergarden class my younger daughter is attending. When she came back she texted me that we got a picture of Eve (our girl's Internet nickname). I shrugged, another picture - photographed poorly, in a cheap frame that we will hold for some time and then I'll throw away because I will hate it.
I hate cheap things. My house is filled with stuff - figurines, and statues, and books, and gadgets, but I try to collect and buy things that will last. Cheap things break and are thrown away. Until they do they take space, a space that you could enjoy, or fill with something better. They feel cheap, they are meaningless, and they annoy me. When I came through the door my wife held the picture we received. it was framed in a heavy, tacky frame but it was gorgeous. For the first time I received from school/kindergarden a picture I wanted to hang. The photographer they chose, you could see she loves what she was doing. everything about the image from composition to the processing after it was classy, pleasing to the eye. It was not a cheap mass produced (in the bad way) picture. This was art.
I love ThoughtFull Toys, and they way they think. I love them because, like me, they hate cheap things. They don't want to make a toy you will use and throw away because it broke. They want to create something that will last. They are creating a toy that has a meaning.
I'm supporting The Moddari project, not only because the toy is cool, but also because their toy can really last for a long time. Toys, and any other product should last. There will always be something better, cooler and faster, but that is not the problem. The problem is when the current product is made poorly, created from the get go to be cheap and expendable.
There is no reason to buy cheap toys or any other cheap items. There is too much crap on the planet as it is. We can buy things that will last, that will be great for us, that we will like to show off. Take the time to invest in things that matter, to you, and to the world.