Amsterdam – Final day

During the last day we visited an influential interior design shop called Droog. It has pioneered the careers of designers such as Marcel Wanders who I mentioned in the Stedlijk post.

After this, some students and myself went for a walk around Amsterdam with our cameras to get a feel for the culture. We visited the flower market, Europe’s largest condom shop, an amazing hand made chocolate shop, a paper craft shop ( I nearly didn’t leave) as well as many independent galleries. This was the best day for me as I felt we covered the most ground, overall I really enjoyed the trip.

Bridge building b+w Building Canal Cat Lamp post Tuips 1 Tulips Watering can

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Inspirational Friday

I was briefly watching TV (whilst ironing) flicking through channels as there is never anything on when I have access to it. When I came across this wonderful advert. I think it is superbly made. It should be appreciated just on that level.

Ogilvy & Mather London are the design company that made this advert.

Inspiration

What is ‘inspiration’?

The process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, esp. to do something creative: “flashes of inspiration”. (dictionary.com)

Origin:

Middle English (in the sense ‘divine guidance’): via Old French from late Latin inspiratio(n-), (Oxford dictionaries)

Inspiration, for me, is when something leaves you awe struck, when it sparks something inside you, a feeling to act or change. Many things inspire us, music, poetry, art, I am going to have inspiration Fridays. I will post something each Friday that leaves me with the feeling of ‘I want to try that’ or ‘how did they create this?’

This week is this vimeo post http://vimeo.com/6803905

‘The Right Blend’ For Scott Naturals.

I think this is just beautifully executed, not quite perfect but that is the beauty of it!