Monday, February 06, 2006

Moore stimulates talk of "soulful consumption"

In today's column in the Appleton Post-Crescent, Kathy Fredrickson talks about businesses linking to a customer's 'soul' needs. Her discussion is based on the work of Thomas Moore and she highly recommends Moore's Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life.

Fredrickson tells readers,
"My husband works with an architect who has made it his life's work to understand and practice the soulfulness of design. The passion and conviction he feels for the spirituality of a space wins the hearts and business of his clientele. His approach isn't from classical business practice. It mirrors the teachings of Thomas Moore (a modern-day priest turned consultant, not the Sir Thomas of the 15th century)."
She describes "soulful consumption" as:
-- captivating
-- personal
-- natural
-- imperfect

Fredrickson also refers to design principles based on Moore's work, written by Jeffrey F. Durgee and Robert W. Veryzer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in their 21-page PDF document that's featured in a Barque: Thomas Moore as Catalyst entry for 1 May 2005 under the headline Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life Resources.