Neighborhood defined as, 'A district or community within a town or city' and also as 'the area surrounding a particular place, person, or object'.
As a Designer its I believe our surroundings that inspire us, and for me its the movement and people that occupy space that inspire me. The constant interaction, change in landscape and how we adapt to our living and visual space that stimulates my creativity. You see it in neighborhoods where they are designed to perfection, incorporating plots of land with streets allowing movement and dwelling. Then you add in the boarders of privacy with fences and foliage as we are together but yet apart in such spaces. Then all the bold personalities, heritage, and culture - and you see how rich your landscape truly is. Its really quite amazing and so well planed, looking simple yet took time to execute. Take a closer look at how your 'hood is mapped out - amazing!
In my Vancouver culture, I am equally inspired as how we weave the many cultures into our everyday spaces. We have a strong foundation of west coast living, embracing natural elements of stone and wood and then we bring bold cultural accents into the scheme that makes each of our spaces unique.
So its Friday - and today as I adventure to the beaches of the west coast to explore and inspire my work I take pleasure at looking at different 'hoods and how they operate, mapping out their own unique space - take a look at how yours operates too.
Look for Inspiration in What surrounds YOU - Happy Friday.........