Lately I've been feeling a little drained and I've been trying to find sources of new inspiration. I've realized that as time goes on, you lose a little bit of the innocent spirit that's inside of you. You begin to forget the simple things that use to make you uncontrollably happy, and unfortunately everything around you gets tangled up into a discombobulated mess.
I spent a few days searching for what really does inspire me. Then, out of the blue, I stumbled onto my admissions essay for the School of Interior Architecture and Design. We were told to write about a place that inspires us, a place that makes us want to be designers. I read through the 250 word essay and reached the last line..... "Not just one place, but the natural world around me inspires me to create beauty."
That sentence reminded me why I came to this program and why I'm going through this.
Soo... lets look to the natural world for inspiration !!
The Cherry Blossom. Always an amazingly beautiful thing to see. Its flowers are nearly pure white, tinged with the palest pink, especially near the stem. They bloom and fall within a week, so catching sight of one is pretty spectacular.
A stunning room! Done in simple light colors and patterns, set against a dramatic canvas of a cherry blossom imitation.
[Image taken from Material Girls blog site... more amazing tree paintings on walls found there.]
A child's play room, made to resemble a park. Never to young for imagination.
I was stumbling through Anthropology's website (die for the store) the other day and I found this absolutely delightful knob. It's so cute I decided to put in my current studio design.
Fashion Designers also take inspiration from the natural environment. Lucy Liu in a Giambattista Valli Gown, paired with gold Christian Louboutin pumps.
There are many ways to be inspired, everyone is drawn to something new and different. These are a few examples of how the natural environment inspires design.
Don't forget what makes you imaginatively innovative! What inspires you?