Design Influences

As a designer I know that everything that surrounds us is influential; None of us design in a bubble. It goes without saying that the more you expose yourself to the world, the more design will factor in your life. Influences can come from a variety of places as you can see below. They can come from architecture, holidays, food, fashion, the environment, nature, and the list goes on.  Sometimes it is hard to determine what came first, the chicken or the egg because we internalize design and what we see after we are exposed to it.

My necklace and earrings are by jewelry designer Gay Isber, who I had the pleasure of meeting at Cabaret Vintage on Queen Street West in Toronto.

When I was looking at old photos I realized how similar my hallway is to my son’s ensemble and the Hawaiian surf boards he is standing in front of.

I had to include this image because not only is it beautiful but it so clearly describes the blurring of design boundaries. The image is from KontaktMag.

So, keep your eyes open and let the world of DESIGN enter your psyche.