If you're uninterested in discussing furniture or architecture, but you do enjoy percussion, watch this while I get this party started:
For a long time, I considered becoming an interior designer or decorator, but figured that was too much math or schmoozing that I wasn't willing to do at the time. English majors
. Still, I retain a fondness for architectural drawings and mood boards and ogling buildings and interiors and DIY in general; let's not discuss my stack of old Architectural Digest
and various design and decorating books scattered around. Alternately, let's
Let me tell you about my collection of rug books...
I have yet to settle on a preference for one period or style, though Arts and Crafts is beyond charming; I look for older houses and apartments – lots of wood floors, Art Deco detailing and the like – though you wouldn't guess it by our furnishings. Our decorating scheme is “Early College.”
Budget be damned, I find myself lusting after Mid-Century Modern (/ filtered Bauhaus) designs. To wit:
the Diamond lounge chair, originally designed by Harry Bertoia
the Barcelona chair, by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
50 bucks, via Craigslist, kindofwant
Rather behind on my links, but sites I've enjoyed:
So, what kind of furniture do you like? Which designs do you wish had knock-offs, what niche do you plan to fill with DIY? What amazing thrifts have you scored, or kick yourself for passing on?
Do you love Brutalist buildings and the Chicago school? (Me, too!) Are you building a log cabin, or drawing your dream castle with secret passageways?
Here's my shitty pinterest [url=http://pinterest.com/birdtongue/designs-on-design/
”]board of furniture[/url] (very
limited.) Please share your own, so I can steal your inspiration like a meme-vampire!