Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Flickr Set // Window Displays

Almost a year ago I started a Flickr Set for photos I take of creative, inspirational Window Displays I come across while wondering around the city. On a recent trip to document new fall displays, I noted a few trends:

1. Lots o' Gold, like this spacey Thome Browne window at Bergdorfs and these gold spools across the street at Fendi.

2. TeeVees, like these neon versions at inven.tory in SoHo and these stacked boxes looping video at Diesel.

3. Mixed Dimensional Typography, like this multi-colored message at Fossil and this more arbitrary display at Bergdorfs.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mood Board // Mixed Pattern

As those familiar with my design sensibilities can attest, my mantra has always been "More is More". I am a self proclaimed maximalist, and in fact even did a school project on the topic many years ago (for the record, completely absurd, but quite fun at the time)! I confess all this to introduce my next trend-inspired mood board: Mixed Patterns. More is More is More! I am sure this trend offends many "discerning" folk, but I argue that when done well, the results can be quite elegant and attractive. This fall, without a doubt, I plan to rip off this mixed-polka-dot-and-leopard-print look from Dolce & Gabbana. In other disciplines, Illustrator Nikki Farquharson integrates this technique brilliantly with fashion photography. And my favorite interior designer of all time, Dorothy Draper, proved mixing patterns when decorating can make an otherwise typical, drab, space feel rich and opulent!