Tag Archives: Point of View

Point Of View: Amy Lau

on selecting the object you live with

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“Connect to the spirit of the objects you live with, and only keep those that resonate with you – the choice is bound to be right if it’s from the heart.”

Amy Lau

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Point Of View: Glenn Gissler

on establishing a visual dialogue

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“I seek to create spaces that are both half-full and half-empty.  The ‘half-full’ offers the visual delight and comfort, while the ‘half-empty’ offers repose for the eyes and the mind.
People often describe the spaces I create as calm.  For me this calm allows the materials, forms and objects to be seen in a visual dialogue.”

Glenn Gissler

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Point Of View: Robert Passal

on creating individualized space

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“My approach to design whether for myself or clients is to “MIP” Make It Personal.  Cookie cutter decoration – where a home is filled with brand new out of the box showroom pieces – reads just as that and lacks personality. 
I strive to make each clients’ home their own individualized space.  The goal is to create a space that feels as though it’s been amassed over many years and is filled with character and a sense of humor.   I love to create spaces where the details are slowly revealed and unfold over time.”

Robert Passal

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Point Of View: Matthew Patrick Smyth

on the pitfalls of following trends

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“…never invest in a trend.  If a new fashion should emerge that you just can’t resist, go with it –  but be prepared to change out whatever you buy soon thereafter.  What’s in tends to be out just as fast.  If that all-the-rage piece or that must-have look isn’t banished when its fifteen minutes of fame are up, the home and everyone in it will look sadly out of date.”

Matthew Patrick Smyth

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Point Of View: Sister Parish

on the importance of personal memories

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“When someone asks me to help create a room my first reaction, if I do not already know the person, is to try to feel out what he or she really wants the room to be and to understand, if possible, what “memory,” old or new, has brought this idea about.”

Sister Parish

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Point Of View: Mario Buatta

on furniture arrangement

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“I like all the chairs to talk to one another and to the sofas and not those parlor-car arrangements that create two Siberias.”

-Mario Buatta

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Business & Design: Blogging

6 reasons not to start (or continue writing) a blog

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According to an article on SocialTimes.com, the internet turned 30 on January 1st of this year.  There are opposing opinions, but for the sake of this post, we’ll go with 30 (if for no other reason than it’s a nice round number.)

In that time marketing and advertising have radically changed.  Blogging is the new marketing tool.

Interior designers and design professionals regularly ask me why I blog, and if everyone should start a blog to advance their brand?

After nearly 3 years of researching social media and content marketing, I’ve come up with 6 reasons not to start a blog.  So before you start – or continue writing a blog – you might consider reading this post.

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Shifting Sands

interior design, the American economy, and Newell Turner

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As reported in an article in Friday’s New York Times, the unemployment rate has fallen below 8% – the lowest it’s been in the Obama presidency.  It’s just the latest in a string of economic reports showing a turn upward.  Is the ‘Great Recession’ finally over?  And will the interior design industry ever be the same?

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