Originally posted by The Old Man:
Originally posted by wine+art:
Dwell is one of my go to magazines for flying. It is rare I do not see something that causes me to think.
For me, if I get one idea it is worth turning the pages, and I killed some time on an airplane.
I knew we were going to go in opposite directions on this one.
I do not think we are at opposite directions here. I'm just saying it is rare I do not pick up a thought or an idea from turning pages, ( positive & negative) and this is a magazine I buy at airports every month. I cannot imagine how many issues I have left on airplanes in my life. Their recent focus on sustainable landscaping has been very informative for me. It can also be something as simple as the use of a color or the juxtaposition of something.
You tend to be far more literal than I am.
I certainly understand how one may not like any specific style of design. I tend to appreciate almost all design style done well even if it is something I could never live with or like, yet as I said, I can appreciate them. ( ex: Early American & Victorian just to name two)
I also have found certain design styles work better for me than others based on where I am in my life. When the kids were still living with us, our home was very different, and our weekend home then was very different also but both served us well for that time in our lives.
I must also admit that staying true to my personal motto in life, ( stay curious and never static)
also lends well to change and different experiences. It is hard for me to have an informed opinion without personally experiencing something.
At this time in my life, simplify
is a major driving force in many or most decisions I/we make in all walks of our life, including but not limited to style/design, personal finances, decluttering of many MANY things even including what I collect and enjoy in life. Yes, this even includes wine, watches and even art.
While we are still buying art very actively, we have moved 75-100 pieces out of our possession over the last couple of years. ALL of this has given us a real sense of freedom in some odd way.
While there are similarities in our Dallas and Santa Fe homes, they are also different at the same time.
I also think some of this has to do with ones age and where one is at in their life. D and I are amazed how many friends we have that are also having similar feelings currently, even though most have not acted upon them. This very topic became an unplanned discussion at an off-line recently, and how we all much prefer small or smaller off-lines today than in the past. The intimacy word was used several times.
Anyway, stay curious and never ever static in life.
It is far FAR easier to say those words than to act upon them I have observed in life.