Monday, November 24, 2008

seeking inspiration


as the paint shapes up on the walls in the writing house, i find myself increasingly thinking about how i want to decorate out there. i chose the dark colors (the ceiling will be even darker) because i want it to have a cozy, almost cave-like feeling and i chose the rich turquoise because i want it to have a moorish/turkish feel. i'm going to have all kinds of creative supplies at hand and yet another sideboard (with 12 drawers) to use as a work surface. but, i'll have quite a lot of wall space to do some interesting things.  so, i've been looking for inspiration and finding it...

in an interview with artist kat mcleod on design files ...



and this cool stuff by artist jeff canham on design for mankind...


and here ...on danish art group superflex's website


and this fresh, funky embroidery by megan witmarsh, also found on design for mankind


my latest obsession and daily visit is design for mankind, erin does the best tumblr i've seen yet. and she has a cool magazine too, that's a free download. totally worth checking out next time you need inspiration.  i'm not sure yet how i'll put all of this inspiration together, but i am confident it will gel in my head and come together somehow. perhaps i'll embroider bold statements on small canvases and group them together on the wall....so many possibilities.

5 comments:

Molly said...

I've also been spending loads of time at design for mankind, she's got such a great eye for lovely and quirky things. I too LOVED the abominable snowman embroidery.
what fun to have, and decorate your own creative space! I'm excited for you.
Enjoy!

design for mankind. said...

oh goodness--- this is such a nice post! thank you so much!!!! i'm terribly flattered. :)

so glad you enjoy the site, thank you!

julochka said...

you're welcome, erin, your site rocks! :-) molly thinks so too!

BlackenedBoy said...

Well, you're lucky you live in Scandinavia; I always find that I am much more inspired to write stories during the cold weather months.

There's nothing like snow, holwing wind, and freezing temperatures to get your imagination going.

Kip de Moll said...

What a great space to be creative. All that hard work and travel looks ike it is paying off in a home so beautiful to come home to. I like the bold colors.