Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Design Process from Ready to Start to Finish

If I'm going to be looking for a place to live and I've decided that I want to surround my self with simple, inexpensive but beautiful and unique things I should start with this mood idea.

Here are some photos I've found today that set a good tone.

Things that have kept me from having the perfect space before:

1. Money: I've decided that, the things I want in my room, I can possess on little to none.
2. Time: I usually have to rush from one apartment to the next dealing with time constraints but now I'll have a place to stay while looking. I can live with my Dad forever, right?
3. Commitment: I know that I'll be in San Francisco for at least 2 years to be near my family so I don't need to worry about picking up and moving immediately. That doesn't mean it isn't entirely possible but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

Things that I want from wherever I end up living.

1. Hardwood floors
2. Natural light

I think that all of this is manageable. If anyone cares to lend guidance, please do.

Art School:Life School:Art Life?

So, I've lost myself in this blog abyss. It's new to me. Never gave it much thought, mostly due to laziness. After digging around for the past two days, what are most appealing to me are these "mood board" type entries.

The effect a photograph, drawing or any aesthetic really, can have on your day is impressive to say the least. A picture can make you want to be a better person and though that moment is fleeting, it happens. If only there was a way to feel like that all the time maybe I'd get something done.

So, the search begins/continues. If I could make everything around me look a certain way (within reason) maybe I'll be inspired to do something/figure out what I want to do with myself.

I'd like to say that I'll start today but that's just completely unreasonable.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Doesn't this just make life look a lot easier than it really is?

In what world is anything this simple?
Just finding a way to hang this shelf so it's strong enough to support ITSELF sounds exhausting.

It's like how I buy Real Simple magazines to simplify and organize my life but the only thing that happens is I end up with Real Simple magazines all over my floor that I don't have the heart to throw away.

Never the less, a beautiful design.
I'm sure other people are far more capable of making something like this work.

If you're one of those people, please call me.