On a #personalnote – “Photography”

When looking at design and creativity, we all have a different bent about what things appeal to us. To some of us it is a high degree of symmetry, and to others an eclectic treatment that pushes boundaries and comfort zones. This is true for many creative outlets, and today I’ll be touching on my interest in photography. #personalnote Over the years I have had a strong interest in photography. It started back in high school and the classic art courses we all had, but continued to take root as I explored taking amateur photos. I’m going to have to disclose there was some influence by my mom too though. My mother is a creative woman. She’s always done something - she writes, draws, paints, snaps pictures and likes to get out and enjoy an adventure, and learn. I must say I think I inherited most of my artistic [...]

By |2020-05-13T20:14:26+00:00May 13th, 2020|Commercial, Concepts, Interiors, Landscapes, Residential|0 Comments

Basic Design Truth #3

When looking at design, one of the best pieces of advice given to me was to don’t hold on to tightly, also known through the quote: “ To create, one must first question everything” from Eileen Gray.  #truth I have spent a lot of time in design over the years, and I’m sharing a few of my favourite Architects this month. Another favourite is Kazuyo Sejima. Sejima is a Japanese architect, who received many awards for design, not least of which was architecture’s highest accolade, the Pritzker Prize. Sejima is known for envisioning a style that is fluid, transparent and intertwined with nature.  Unlike many current architects, she isn’t an ego-heavy one; and just like her projects, she has whispered her way into the architectural landscape but managed to become one of the industry’s most important practitioners in the process. I like that kind of "rise to the top” by someone using her talent and skill to become the best [...]

Basic Design Truth #1

When looking at house design, one of the best pieces of advice given to me was to follow the old adage: "Less Is More”.  #truth I have spent a lot of time in design over the years, and I’m going to share a few of my favourite Architects in the next couple of posts. One of my favourites is Tadao Ando.  He was based out of Osaka Japan, and his starting point in his design was to capture the most fundamental activity of human "living”. I am intrigued by his use of simple shapes, and his symbiotic dialogue between architecture and nature. He regularly used cast in place concrete, infusing a sensitivity to treatment of natural light and heavily leaning into an engagement with nature. Ando had a largely self-taught architectural education that included apprenticeships, night classes, and visits to renowned buildings across the world. His architectural work brought him to the [...]

By |2020-04-02T16:46:25+00:00March 31st, 2020|Commercial, Concepts, Interiors, Landscapes, Residential|0 Comments