Recently, I organized my garden tools. The activity of making spatial sense of my garden toolshed, and its spillover effect on my work in the garden, has prompted me to explore the larger lessons of this task. What can I learn by placing gardening and blogging side by side? Gardening is a hands-on creative practice … Continue reading Organizing My Tools: Research as a Source for Blogging
To continue this serialized essay about how furniture functions as a key design element in DesignAgency’s interiors for The Broadveiw Hotel Café, let’s consider the balance of functional and symbolic design objectives that is achieved in the room’s main dining areas: the café chair dining range and the harvest table multi-use space. The dining areas … Continue reading Pull up a Chair and Join us!
Boxy and imposing, with synthetic upholstery in two-tone salmon (in impossibly like-new condition!), a brute of a club chair has been kicked to the curb in my west-end Toronto neighbourhood in the midst of an August heat wave. The companion sofa sits beside it. They are old, but not old-fashioned, representing an aspirational design choice … Continue reading Old Furniture