The 08:08 what better day to write a blog about 8 of my favourite things and to celebrate Singapore National Day at the same time!
It also led me to contemplate the significance of the number 8 and its importance in Chinese culture. Eight is a symbol of prosperity, power, and unending abundance but most importantly, it’s fluid lines evoke infinity – a harmonious form with no beginning or ending. Making Number 8 one of my 8 favourite things to share with you in this blog.
Harmony is what we strive for in our everyday lives: seeking a balance between work and play; applying it to our relationships; planning harmonious environments both in the office and the special places we call home and in so doing, we sub-consciously look for those elements we believe will help create that hopefully seamless world.
Surrounded daily, by beautiful things in a job I adore, let me share seven more things I have come across recently that I love, love, love…
Heading my list is undoubtedly PHANTOM – the best sound system in the world. What can I say? Strolling through ION Orchard the other day, I was stopped in my tracks. No description could ever do it justice, so go experience it first hand and I bet it will go to the top of your wish list, as it has with mine!
I love colour and I am partial to jewel tones for their warmth and depth in interiors. Deep reds and a glass of claret are a match made in heaven!
You cannot go past white to create harmony, white walls are often underestimated in an interior and are considered boring and unfinished. How wrong they are, visit my previous blog “Is White even a colour?” to read more https://www.designintervention.com.sg/2017/06/09/is-white-even-a-colour/
I recently experienced the incredible vision of Yayoi Kusuma whose mirrored installations are show stopping. Famously known for the polka dots which are a trademark of her work and are found in collections around the world, in her words, “Polka dots become movement…..polka dots are a way to infinity”.
BLACK AND WHITE
I am a confessed addict, all my friends tease me that I can’t go past black and white with Zebra as an animal print I can’t get enough of. I love its stark crisp contrast, the way it compliments, yet one does not fight the other. It’s truly Ying and Yang. An unsurpassed combination in both fashion and interiors.
I spied this gorgeous Michael Kors Leather …..ooh! Leather – another versatile material we have made our own and can’t live without. How about this drop dead leather armchair for your study??
The sensuous and tactile quality of velvet – another classic which endures and is currently enjoying a welcome revival both in the high street and in our homes. You cant go past the sumptuous feel of a Velvet Sofa…
It evokes cravings for the velvet texture of great ice cream and another all-time favourite …… cheesecake anyone?