It’s time for another Tear Sheet Tuesday where the tears are never sad, just the basis for inspiration. Today’s tears are a collage of sorts. The fun dress shape and typography were torn from the pages of Metropolis (because they send me free magazines 😉 along with one of my very own closet renderings. The image of the dress + the idea of customization inspire me to write about the one area that everyone can and should customize, your closet!
No pretty pictures of kitchens, products or art today. Just a heartfelt message I feel moved to share with you in case it might be something we have in common. As a full-time “wanna be artist” I’m always thinking about how to get more time in the studio to work on my art. I beat myself up regularly because I do not make enough time. The days become weeks then months then years. I’m no longer young. My days on this planet are becoming fewer. I know this.
At the same time there is my livelihood to consider and people depend on me. I am fortunate enough to have an occupation that involves unlimited creativity. I spend a lot of time in the car commuting and traveling to job sites. While I’m driving I’m off social media and I probably shouldn’t even be talking on the phone. I guess you could say, in these moments, my inner self has a captive audience.
If you’ve spent any time researching cabinets for your new kitchen or bath you’ve probably come across then name Wood-Mode. It’s the nation’s largest manufacturer of custom cabinetry for kitchens, baths and other rooms throughout the home and they’ve been around for 42 years. I learned that Wood-Mode has great name recognition in the industry for good reason. Their booth at KBIS was impressive and fun! Four yellow Lab pups were on hand to demonstrate one of their lifestyle concepts, The Pet Parlor.
Have you ever stopped to think about how design impacts your health and well-being? Design is just not working if it doesn’t make you feel good and that is what Mr. Steam is all about. One of my experiences on the Modenus Blog Tour Vegas was to attend Modenus Talks. This was a day long, interactive meeting of design minds and it is where I heard Martha Orellana, AKA Mrs. Steam, seduce us with the physical and mental benefits of steam.