Wednesday, March 4, 2009

If I were a sofa... would I be this one?

There is an assignment I have my students do to help them understand Harmony as a principle of good design. In this assignment they have to observe a random person and then design a sofa that represents that person. I want them to be able to take an abstract idea and execute it into something concrete. I want them to see how everything around them can be used to inspire design! And while I don’t think I was the inspiration of this amazing sofa can you just imagine the little old lady with a big floppy red hat and a long, flowing, patchwork skirt meandering down a busy street; her socks bulging out of her vintage high heeled shoes; her hands full of colorful bags; a pleased smile on her face; excited about her recent treasured finds? I most definitely can! And maybe if I’m lucky in 60 years I will be the inspiration for a sofa much like this one. How can we not be inspired by life every day?


  1. Hey love your blog!!!!!!!! Check ours out too!

  2. by the way this is jamie! I was logged into Kevs account. I left a huge long comment on your "hes not that into you post", but for some reason it did not get on there!!! OUr blog is I dont update it as much as I should, but I do get it updated! I am excited that you have a blog too!

  3. Call me crazy, but I LOVE that sofa! If you were one, you'd be even greater. :-)