Some time ago, a popular trend emerged in home decoration. Designers, in order to exhibit a more casual lifestyle, introduced the idea of simply “propping” framed pieces and artwork up against the wall, rather than the more standard approach of wall attachment. This has become popular for many reasons. It allows people to develop an effective vignette quickly. It also creates an effective backdrop for collectibles already in place. My “Lean Machines”, as I like to call them, are currently under development and allows you to create this relaxed “laid-back” approach to picture display in a way that is not only functional, but artistic. Continue reading
I have a degree in Architecture and spent over fifteen years as an interior architect in the commercial interior design industry. I was on the management fast-track in my career and, along the way, missed out on the opportunity to enjoy and develop my more creative side. That all changed when I really got serious about looking for stuff for our home. I am a modernist. Minimal spaces are an admiration of mine but only from a distance. I am so jealous of the people who can live like that! I know the vast majority of us just have way too much stuff. On the other hand, I can’t stand clutter. Too much stuff in a room makes me nervous! Continue reading →
Project : Echoes 2 (08.13.10)
My second installment in the Echoes project takes me to an image I took of the famed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. This amazing building was designed by one of the masters of modern architecture, I.M. Pei. I titled this installment “the Shape of Things”…to me you have to really take notice of the form of things around you. The things that my eyes are drawn to are composition, proportion, and contrast. Continue reading →
Even in this digital age of online social networks and resources, contemporary style conscious individuals today are still purchasing magazines; I know that I do. My favorites are Modernism, Metropolitan Home (will forever be a classic!), ElleDecor, Dwell, Living,etc, I.D., and Home and Architectural TRENDS. What’s more, I very rarely throw them out.
I think design magazines, in particular, are so popular because we always find ourselves in a state of creating; our homes are an eternal “work in progress.” Every new journey through a design magazine reveals new ideas — depending on which room or style is our current project or desire. Continue reading →