Month: September 2014

A few of my favorite things…

Last week I promised that I’d return to share a smattering of the things I like in architecture and design. I know you’ve been holding your breath in anticipation but you can rest easy as today is that much anticipated day!Like so many, I consider Pinterest to be my creativity warehouse, wherein all the beautiful images and ideas I’ve stockpiled over the years lay in wait for my future creative pursuits. In the early days I used to try and annotate my pins carefully, noting what it was that drew me to the image and trying to help create a little memory file so that when the day came to build my future house/populate said house with gorgeous furniture/outfit a future child I would remember exactly what it was I loved about the image. These days I’ll admit to being much less fastidious about my pin descriptions, and as you explore my boards you’ll see the decline evolution. Anyway, I’ve spent some time combing through my boards and have salvaged some of my favorite images …

T is for Texture

Thinking about beginnings, and this new exploration of the internet as a place to share musings on design, I realized last night that I should probably delve a little into how design factors into my life and what are some of the things that I value in design.  The first of these that I want to touch on is texture. It is so tightlywoven into my aesthetic that I don’t think I’ve ever contemplated a project without all sorts of textural elements, both tactile and visual. I was interviewed recently for a publication about our apartment and the design process, and I was asked to describe my style. I remember being pretty stumped by the question, sitting there in silence for a minute or so and then glancing at the writer with a quizzical look and saying, “textured modern?”.  Right there in the middle of our apartment, she looked around, surveying all the architectural and design choices we had made, and nodded as if slowly seeing all the details that characterize this aesthetic. If you could walk through our …

And so we begin

This girl said I should start writing and I demurred. But she’s cleverly convincing and said there are people out there who share my aesthetic, who love design like I do, and who could draw as much from my experience as I draw from theirs. And so today, on a cool autumn day in September, I’m relinquishing my lurker status and putting my deep admiration for texture, colour, and all things modern on display.  Whoever you are dear reader, I’m hoping that here, together, we can explore the design in the everyday. Sounds clichéd, doesn’t it? I mean it in the purest form though — design is to each of us our own creation. Design to me might be rubbish to you, design to you might be inspiration to the next. Whatever design is, its out there for our discovery and I’m actively weaving it into my day-do-day. If you’re into that, this might just be a place for you to stop by from time to time to see what I’m thinking about, what projects I’ve …