If it is true, what Bill Cunningham says, that “Today women are dressing the insides of their heads as well as the outside,” then the only revision I suggest is for people in general – not just women – to also dress their environments. If we can’t afford Painted Ladies of our own or rolling acres of gardens and topiary mazes, might as well channel our well-intentioned pins toward perfecting our surrounding interiors.
Last night, the Academy of Art’s School of Interior Architecture & Design graduated another class of creative minds. These are professionals who, I hope, will be reshaping how we feel when we walk into everyday spaces like cafes and special occasion spaces like theaters. As much as I loved seeing the expansive ideas of the larger scale designers, what appealed to me the most was some of the graduates’ applied textiles and furniture design work:
Wouldn’t you love the regularly surrounding panels around you to be draped in those patterns? More pics here.
On top of all the visuals to take in, Interior Design Editor in Chief Cindy Allen received an honorary doctorate from the AAU. Last month’s book was the fashion edition, chronicled with an awesome paper art cover.
I’ve been lucky to wander through some real homes recently, and cannot wait to graduate myself out of the renter’s plight. (Although, with that 15% increase in Bay Area rental amounts, that won’t be any time soon.) Until then, here’s to adding to my mental vault of design inspiration, and the aspiration of finally living at that scale one day.