This body of work is part of an investigation into, and intervention of, the perceived value of the texture, smooth. My definition of the ‘smooth’ follows Byung-Chul Han’s understanding of it as that which is homogenous, free from perceptible projections, even and regular in surface perception and in action. The smooth is friendly and easily digestible, making it the option that people seem to go for the most. Furthermore, my work questions whether, and to what extent, this texture is guiding the opinions and preferences of the contemporary visual age. Through a comparison between the smooth and other, non-smooth textures (ie. things that are complex, multi-layered, uneven in surface, risky and even challenging), it will become clear what attractive qualities these textures contain and thus that the concepts of texture and smoothness consists of many layers of meaning, in both mental and physical capacity. My body of work explores what precisely each texture encapsulates and how it ontologically relates to the human and non-human. It also challenges people to reexamine their relationship with texture in terms of how it is affecting their lifestyle choices as well as their mental capacities.Utilising critical design in my design practice, I came to understand the cost of the contemporary Western view on texture and introduce new textural experiences. My body of work takes place both online and off, through the infiltration of the platforms that promote and perpetuate the smooth as well as the creation of physical interventions that encourage people to move off these platforms and seek alternative aesthetics.