The Art of Designing Responsibly for Climate Change

We’re fossil addicted…if we do nothing, we will be living in alarming toxic amounts of C02 in the 50-100 years not only affecting our children and the next generation, but our ecosystem and existence as we know it.
Climate change is real. This 2 minute video gives an insight to just one of the reasons why I designed my luxury wireless lighting, and why all of us can make a difference; however large or small. I hope you like it… and if you do, please subscribe!  Linda

 

 

The Art of Nostalgia

I  creating a short 2 minute video from my research that probes into those vintage things we love to use in our homes that make up of a part of who we are. I hope you like it… and if you do, please subscribe!  Linda

 

 

My background in design and travel has given me a yearning to understand the story behind people and things. This is a hub where I can explore the “Why” in Design. I’d love to share my research and thoughts with you! Linda

Case Study #1 – The Art of Imperfection:
Imperfection

Admiring the Imperfect – Simple, Weathered door, off centered in photo
Many look at design worshiping wealth, youth,  and perfection. However, the art of Kintsugi-(video) can inspire us to appreciate and cherish the imperfect, aged, weathered, and unpretentious.

Kintsugi
Kintsugi

Kintsugi is a Japanese method for fixing broken pottery with a special lacquer mixed with gold, silver, or platinum. The philosophy behind the technique is to acknowledge fixing broken things and finding beauty in age, and imperfections, instead of disguising them.

Below: An example of a non-perfect composition of vintage items with peeling paint in the background that creates a story of depth and history.

Simplicity
Simplicity

Below: A human spirit  can be acknowledged through Kintsugi.  Below is an  example of artist, Mickalene Thomas cherishing the hard earned years, beauty,  and wisdom through the vision of her mother.

by Mickalene Thomas: Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman: A Portrait of My Mother.
by Mickalene Thomas: Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman: A Portrait of My Mother.

This is a perfect first case study that starts from within; teaching us to respect and admire imperfect design, starting with ourselves.