Mark D. said:
That is superb! Thanks for the link. You (and he) are quite right - this IS a golden age for design. Just see any high-end kitchen store, and plenty of other things as well. (I must confess that I don't care for your new PT Cruiser though - sorry!)
As a professional musician in my first career, and a member of a family of artists, it's always been axiomatic to me: either your art pays your way (i.e., gives value to someone, and NOT just some granting organization) or shut up and starve. If you're convinced of your vision, you have your reward, don't you?