Friday, December 21, 2007

You are where you live

This a cardboard house of a homeless person in Shinjuku Station in Tokyo, Japan.

I read this article yesterday in the NY Times about this trend for antlers and this Uzbekistan fabric called Suzani that it's on this NOT list. I've been a graphic designer for the past 10 years and there is always this struggle of trend vs. timeless design. Most trends are rooted with the thought of new and different. I think when interior design is popular, design becomes easy for the public, ie: West Elm, Ballard Design. When a style becomes a default, it loses it's value to everyone. I'm not a trained interior designer, but if interior design has similar discipline as graphic design, then the longevity in any design involves research, concept, practicality and wit. For any home I think the most interesting ones reflect the personality of the owner. The more you're able to reflect the passion and lifestyle of the owner, the more interesting the design is.

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