3. Opposites attract
I’m drawn to contrasting elements used in unexpected ways, such as today’s modern fashions next to traditional settings. Also, clean and simple shapes near items with ornate, exuberant detail, like the red square contrasted with the patterned fabrics.
Another grouping again shows my fascination with the marriage of opposites; young, hip, edgy attitude pushing against classic luxury, or androgyny contrasted with the rough and refined, rustic and elegant. Also, the surprise of the wispy, light blue fabric with the rich brown textures.
Fashion also inspires me. Together, some objects show that it’s constantly moving, changing, always a step ahead of architecture, full of surprises and unexpected silhouettes, materials and juxtapositions of color.
Recently I started the Whole30 diet. You must eat breakfast: If you start the day right, you have more energy. These days I avoid eating at the food kiosks on the street-level promenade we designed. When Jamestown, an investment and management company, hired us to redesign the building and exterior space before we moved in, we wanted lots of community space.
4. Walking with intent