So, here I am again, and yes this is the second of several posts you’ll see from me today. I *might* have some homework that is due tomorrow and I *might* have waited until the last possible minute to complete it. Even though it’s been years since graduate school, it’s refreshing that nothing has really changed. I think?
So what inspires me. Well that’s easy, right? Since this is a blog about design, I would say…um, design? While I might not have spent all day actually doing my homework, I did spend all day thinking about what inspires me specifically about design.
I don’t mean to be so melodramatic, but I really do believe that design can and will change the world. I guess what I mean is that I think everything is better in the world when good design is involved. Nothing gives me more joy in the world than spending time in a well-designed, well-decorated room. Somehow it makes me feel relaxed and energized at the same time – basically it makes me feel as if everything is right with the world. For me, good design is just as refreshing and ultimately inspiring as viewing art in a museum. I love good design, and I define “good” design as anything that elicits a positive emotion from me. And I see good design absolutely everywhere. I mostly try to concentrate on interior design here, but I love to see good design out in the world too! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll notice that over the weekend I sent out a picture of the new pears campaign I saw in a magazine. Yes, pears – the fruit! The add was beautiful, inventive, unique, and by using only a few words, a beautiful typeface, and a consistent color scheme, I now think completely differently about pears. Cool, huh? And that’s the thing – I see good design everywhere and I want to share it! I see it in interiors, but also in new cool products, in books, magazines, movies, even in a new lip gloss!
So, it’s design that inspires me. Now and forever. What inspires you?