Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
MODERN RESIDENTIAL - MILLIGRAM ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO
Saturday, February 17, 2007
MODERN RESIDENTIAL - MARMOL RADZINER
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
MODERN INSPIRATION - CATHERINE MEMMI
Monday, February 12, 2007
MODERN LOFT - DUFNER HEIGHES
Saturday, February 10, 2007
MODERN TRAVEL - MILAN
INTERIOR LUXURY - KELLY HOPPEN
London is a beautiful source of inspiration for me. From the modern minimal architectural details of my favorite architect JOHN PAWSON to the interior styling of one of my favorite interior designers - KELLY HOPPEN. Her amazing signature style with the skill of layering luxury materials, rich textures fabrics with dark woods ... her eye for creating and incorporating the craft of cultural artifacts and amazing merchandising ... repetition, balance, symmetry, organic mixed with solid forms, bold shapes and surfaces ... the difference in her style is the refinement in her presentation and the combinations she brings together - love reading her new book STYLE - THE GOLDEN RULES OF DESIGN. I share with you some of my favorite examples of her work.
Thursday, February 08, 2007
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHER - KEN HAYDEN
In addition to the design of interior environments ... I find inspiration through the eyes of amazing photographers. To have the opportunity to work with the a professional photographer who can capture an interior and reflect the intent of the design concept - capturing that moment one can admire and respect the importance of details. I share with you the work of Interior Photography by Famed Photographer KEN HAYDEN .
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
MODERN TRAVEL - SPAIN
I love residential design because of the intimate relationship residential interiors have with their end users. People not only wake, eat, shower, retreat, sleep and breathe these interiors - they call these interiors "home". An ideal concept would be that we are all fortunate enough to want to go "home" to our sanctuaries at the end of the day. Our reward for our hard work ... while many may think that interior decoration is luxury & materialistic measure of value ... our homes reflect and shape our lifestyles in more ways than we may be aware of, just as we choose the environments we want to go to or return to because of the way we feel in these environments … the details are what some of us are lucky to remember, they help shape memories we can look back on, our senses from the touch, smell, to the viewing the movement of light – we are moved by to the environments and the people we choose to have in our lives ... "Home" can be powerful part of what shapes our personal energy and motivation. The feeling of comfort, safety and security. This may not always be true ... I hope it will be one day for each of us to have the opportunity to have an environment reflect ourselves as we choose it to be. And when you think about the values we live by or the simple essentials of what makes us happy ... we can all live within minimal lifestyle that is uncluttered and focused. I like to think that the people or the passion we have for life is what makes us appreciate our the living environment. "Less is more" – a powerful philosophy to be more observant of the details that make up our environment.
Friday, February 02, 2007
MODERN - POP ART - VANCOUVER
I am excited for my talented friend MARK ALAN GREENBERG - a spiritual soul who is leading his path in the art world and sharing with us his journey. If you would like to participate and support our local artists - mag mod pop art, please join us at the AYDEN GALLERY, on the evening of Friday, February 2, 2007.
When I first started my blog, I intended to share with those who appreciate MODERN design ... and with this article I write to those who appreciate the meaning of MODERN as a lifestyle. There are many interpretations or books filled with people's views on what modern is ... I hope through my work I can help contribute my experiences in helping educate individuals with the understanding of what MODERN can mean.
MODERN is a timeless statement, a process. MODERN to me is the appreciation of these details that make up our environments through design choices we make and live. The process of understanding and appreciating aesthetics through touch, feel, smell are all a part of understanding the experience and impact of these senses. A MODERN lifestyle filled with moments we want to remember or live by. I believe that our experiences are based on how we perceive things and if we're lucky enough to make time and embrace the opportunity to appreciate these details we gain value in all that we do. Art is an amazing gift. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to share with other creative talents an appreciation for this creative process and the meaning that art can bring to an interior when viewers can connect with what they see ... and understand the value of how they feel when they experience an art piece.
The amazing part of my job is the people, the opportunity to share with those who appreciate the value of my resources and the gift of helping them find what connects themselves with living and understanding - a MODERN uncluttered lifestyle ... a sense of order with the beauty of the unexpected personal yet meaningful details.