Sunday, 8 January 2012


I shan't start with a Panglossian promise of daily posts. I feel it's an insult to your intelligence since we both know it's unlikely happen.  To be honest I can't quite put into words what the purpose of this blog is, but I'll try, and hopefully by the end of this you will not think I'm certifiably crazy.

I get this strange feeling every once in a while: when I smell a scent that takes me back to a memory I can't quite place; when a taste literally makes me melt; when the light hits something just so, making my heart flutter slightly faster; when I let go of all thoughts and really notice my surroundings as if for the first time. It doesn't necessarily have to be something grand and marvellous. It can be something as simple as the scent of the polluted city air during a hot summer evening. As I said, this ephemeral experience is rather hard to put into words as it occurs on a purely phenomenological level. But regardless, I've tried to really think up of a word that encompasses what I feel, and I think this may be what being inspired feels like.

It never lasts very long, a matter of seconds maybe. But like an addict I'm always chasing that elusive rush so that I may capture part of its essence. I think part of the reason I feel like this is because it's a fundamental yearning. I've never been particularly artistically inclined in the conventional sense but I think that may have left a bit of a void in my life which I've finally realized I need to fill.

The purpose of this blog is precisely to fill this void. I want to share with you the things that inspire me. This blog will not deal with any one specific type of subject matter though I imagine that it will predominantly deal with design.

Thus I suppose my interests are rather obscure and paradoxical. A wise reader would probably classify them as the undecided experimentations of a naive youth and I suppose that's precisely right. Thus, apart from being a creative outlet of sorts, I feel that this blog will perhaps be a sort of growing experience of which I intend you, the reader, to be part of.

I sincerely hope you enjoy, and am interested to hear any input you may have! 

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