10/18/13Inspiration via Osmosis
This week, someone asked me if Pinterest was my #1 source of inspiration for my work. And before answering the question, I thought about it for a minute. I certainly use Pinterest a ton, it’s an obsession and I adore the platform–but it’s not quite true to say it’s my #1 source for inspiration. Truth be told, I feel most inspired when I’m out in the world, exploring new places, discovering things with all five of my senses. Yesterday I had breakfast at one of my favorite spots ever–The Parker Hotel in Palm Springs. The Parker was designed by the ever-inspiring Jonathan Adler and the Parker’s ecletic mix of Moroccan meets eclectic mid-century meets funky 70’s desert lounge speaks to me in all kinds of ways–I mean, look at this place:
After my egg-white omelet, Ida, my mother-in-law Mary and I went thrifting in Cathedral City. And some of the stuff that came home with me was oddly reminiscent of some of the things I had seen earlier that day at the hotel. Por ejemplo, they’ve got these incredible ceramic faces all over the dining room that seriously slay me–they are ornate, quirky and packed with personality while still super-simple and modern.
And then I found these guys (that are made of coconuts) while out thrifting–their round cheeks, sprawling lashes and overall vibe really reminds me of J. Adler’s ceramic faces, yes?
Then this incredible piece of textile art was hanging in The Parker lounge–round, textural and gorgeous…
The Parker had some incredible ceramic pieces…
And then I found some amazing ceramic pieces:
I was not at all aware of the similarities of some of my finds with The Parker’s decor until I got home and started to look at the photos I had snapped throughout the day. When I’m out and about and open to looking up at what’s around me I think that inspiration seeps in almost like osmosis–have you noticed this too??
Happy weekend, friends!