“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” Winston Churchill

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):

  1. form follows feeling
  2. trust your intuition (with a great link to a TED talk about the power of human energy by Angela Ahrendts)
  3. design for now
  4. mix different textures
  5. use humble materials
  6. surround yourself with the real deal
  7. balance the old with the new
  8. stick with a natural palette
  9. mix styles
  10. practice restraint

Of course, it’s also true that all rules are made to be broken:-)



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