I soaked in the information, foregoing my usual habit of scribbling in my notebook. I didn't want to run the risk of not being present while talking to someone who has designed a house where Beyonce and Jay-Z stayed!. Yeah, I was swimming in deep water, and loving every minute.
As designers, we can use data to strike a balance between style and comfort. Alternatively, we can use data to ensure that comfort is never sacrificed in lieu of style. By providing clients with the best available data, we can help them avoid having to live with a non-functional space devoid of soul and character.
As an Interior Architecture and Design student, I am steeped in all things design. I have studied the art and function of interior design of ancient cultures and the cutting edge modernists. There are so many wonderful epochs and styles that I have studied, but the one that has had the most impact on me is wabi-sabi. I actually first encountered the philosophy of wabi-sabi while studying sculpture at Sonoma State. My mom had bought me a copy of Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designer, Poets & Philosophers by Leonard Koren one year for Christmas. That book changed my life in a very positive way because it gave a voice to some design principles that I had always felt innately.
I recently had a really bad chest cold and I was in bed all weekend so I had to binge watch something to pass the time. Thankfully, I found the show Black Mirror. To call it a show actually doesn't do it the justice it deserves. Episodes are all feature length works of art set in the near future. An anthology of vignettes of sometimes dystopian future where our reliance on technology feels less like progress and more like the beginning of the end of civilization.
Chairs are a very important part of any space. It is only fitting that my first journal post discusses iconic chairs that anyone should consider for their space. There are a few iconic chairs that standout as true icons. They can be found in countless movies, and even countless more interior design student projects. It may very clichè to do so, but I want to give my top 5 iconic chairs and give you the reason why they are worthy of being a part of your living space.