I’m thinking not often enough. Loving the 2,000 duvet covers available through Society6 – US$99 each (and currently with worldwide free shipping).
I’ve written before about Hartmut Esslinger and form following emotion. I was reminded of it when reading this Remodelista article (that I’ve been wanting to share for a while now) sharing the design principles of Richard Ostell (photo above):
- form follows feeling
- trust your intuition (with a great link to a TED talk about the power of human energy by Angela Ahrendts)
- design for now
- mix different textures
- use humble materials
- surround yourself with the real deal
- balance the old with the new
- stick with a natural palette
- mix styles
- practice restraint
Of course, it’s also true that all rules are made to be broken:-)
Thanks Austin Kleon for a great blog and introducing me to John Berger’s 1972 documentary “Ways of Seeing”. I watched the 16 YouTube clips yesterday (some interesting ideas that are more relevant now than ever and a great retrospective of the 1970’s). I hadn’t thought about the business models of art before. I love my paradigm’s being challenged – so should you.
UPDATE: Serendipitously, via Sedition is Universal Everything on Art Collecting In The Digital Age (4:34 minutes) for some further thinking about the ownership of art.
UPDATE II: Have you seen this? New York startup, Electric Objects is redefining the digital photo frame and returning artwork and photographs to our walls. Connected via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, the digital photo frame’s 58cm 1080p, 1920 x 1080 IPS smart-display requires about the same power as a light bulb and pulls images directly from a user curated library of images using a web or mobile app. Future options may connect the EO1 with online weather report services, keep tabs with the time/calendar, and other real world data to affect images displayed by color, content, or brightness. Their kickstarter project had a target of $25k. When I checked it today it was at $613k :-)
Love this London townhouse renovated by AOC Architecture. I’ve used a large photo so you can see the detail of the back wall. Not a fan of the exposed hinges, but the custom molding featuring the facial profiles of the family members is BRILLIANT!