Tuesday, January 31, 2012

In the Beginning...

Imagine a world where the first idea was the only idea.  A world where Batman always looked like Adam West or where Mickey Mouse remained black and white and whistled on a steam boat.  Like with everything else, it's good to evolve in design.  It's good to brainstorm as many ideas as possible and go with the best one.  Often, the best one at that moment gets better over time.

Why would you have this as your bed and pillow...

Design is about creating function with finesse.  It's about the necessity rather than the ornamentation.  It's taking a "problem" and creating a solution with function, efficiency, and safety in mind, but adding that spark of artistry to draw people in.  Adding textures and patterns and shape can not only be visually appealing, but can also enhance it's function.

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Room with a veiw...

There is something very relaxing about soaking in a hot bath, candles lit, and music playing. If you have a great surrounding atmosphere to go along with it, the serenity is enhanced.

It's not just about that same old bathtub against the wall of the bathroom anymore. It's about different shapes and modern lines. Why not put the tub in the middle of the room? That's okay too.

The creativity put into the bathroom space to the left is inspiring because it's taking something compact and making it appear larger, yet still has intimacy. The stairs and vertical lines of the shower create height, while the horizontal lines of the bathtub create an intimate and personal area.

Tubs and bathrooms are still evolving. The stylized shaping of this tub to the right gives a sense of modernism, a water closet with pizazz. Definitely for the confident bather that isn't afraid to sing in the shower at the top of his or her lungs.

You may have all heard it, "the kitchen and bathroom sells the house." It's easy to see why. A bathroom is a personal space. Creating that space with function in mind is important, but adding the asthetic, the je ne sais quois, is what makes a space to live in.

Make it say something about you. Don't be afraid to add your personality. It doesn't have to scream "magazine cover." It could say, "yep, I like this." Or, "I can definitely be comfortable in my own skin, here."