Over the last few years of designing objects I've really wrestled with the notion of how my design work fits into the real world. Is it sustainable, designed for mass production? etc, etc. Sometimes I've tried to force myself into a mode of thinking, such as designing sustainably with sustainable materials. This I felt, really limited my free-flow design process and felt disjointed in the process.
I've come to the conclusion that designing objects is my passion, and objects must fit in somewhere. I understand the need to design sustainably, but some manufacturing processes today are just as efficient and well managed as they ever could be and feel that they too can play a part in the future of design.