Saturday, November 15, 2008

a glimpse of our design center

Believe it or not, most of our ideas, work, and inspiration comes from a very small "hub" or "design studio" or "artists studio."  Any artist worth his salt will tell you that NOTHING comes unless first there is a major understanding of color, form, function, and placement.  

The face of the work surface changes often because as one of Washington DC's premier art advisories, first we are on the go OFTEN and second we have to look at a tremendous amount of art.  Believe me, we do.  Both over the Internet, in print, and via submissions sent by mail.  

Once you know art, you know the exercise of viewing others works can be tremendously draining.  One of the ways we keep on top of it is to use our creative outlets as often as possible.  Whether it is lounging on the couch or using a Moleskine journal to mind-map ideas and new ventures, it all happens here.  You know what they say, good things come in small packages.  

The thing I love about this small converted space and that you can't see is a gorgeous triple vertical window overlooking careful landscape.  The thing I'd most like to change about our studio is the chairs and maybe the lighting.  Rolling chairs would just make the world spin and bring all the tools to immediate reach.  Oh, and we recently upgraded to an iMac - so our visual windows to the art world have been greatly enhanced.