Good design not only brings beauty and joy but can also allow for better functionality of an item and, in essence, better quality of life. When stereotypical images of aging are the impetus for design, products often focus on safety or passivity. However, when designers contemplate an active and engaged older lifestyle, they can design beautiful products that provide innovative and creative ways to grow older and better. Right now the Design Museum of London has a wonderful exhibit called “The New Old: Designing For Our Future Selves,” for which young designers were encouraged to think out-of-the-box about style, functionality and enhancement as people grow older. The exhibit runs until mid-February and has garnered world-wide attention for its concept and creativity. Read about some of the items on display Here and visit the exhibit website Here.