15 March 2010

Spring, Forward

While we clear away the damage and debris of a ferocious nor'easter, I am all for looking ahead to a season—personal, as well as calendrical—of newness. In this kitchen, antique elements meet a modern sense of proportion and composition with confidence. It's all the aesthetic justification I need for optimism. b-arch.it

5 comments:

  1. for me, this image is a reminder of 19th c. eclecticism: Gothic, Classicism, industrial, primitive…
    But what does this ensemble say about the state of design today? Surely that there is no coherent set of codes or rules to generate an organic whole.

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  2. You may be right, Anonymous. But this is just one photo of one kitchen; can it really be used as a standard for all design? Of course, one could answer yes or no with equal impugnity.

    We live in fragmented times.

    Thank you for reading and commenting.

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  3. I haven't had much time to comment lately, but I do believe this is your most poetic post thus far. A kitchen made entirely of found objects after a storm, those strange discoveries when the snow finally melts. I hate the kitchen, but I love the post. After the preceding unhappy list, could it be a disorganized postmodern unity?

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  4. Perhaps that should be decontextualized postmodern unity.

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  5. It should, and now it is.

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