There are a number of design blogs that comprise my go-to morning reading. Young House Love, Manhattan Nest and more and more these days, Little Green Notebook. I love the authors’ make do creativity, and I salivate over incorporating and tweaking their ingenious design solutions for my own use.
Of course, design inspiration (or anything inspiration) is everywhere.
So when I spied these supposed-to-be-ugly barstools on Breaking Bad, my mind started to whirl.
“Wow, those barstools look a lot like that makeover chair from Little Green Notebook’s Jenny Komenda. They are so ripe for a makeover! Plus, I bet they’re crazy comfortable. I should start keeping an eye out for something similar while out on my thrifting adventures!”
Yes, this is how my brain works.
I remember how Jenny’s before chair was so ugly I
would have thrown it out of bed for eating crackers wouldn’t have given it a second glance:
And the after chair was stop-you-in-your-tracks, kick-you-in-the-groin amazing! So bold, so graphic, let’s face it . . . drool worthy. Like it deserved its own fan club, or at least a Facebook page so I could “like” it. Good idea, Katy. Make a Facebook page for The Chair this afternoon.
Again, this is how my brain works.
What was I saying? Oh yes, that you don’t have to actually partake of Breaking Bad’s illicit substances to have a mind altering experience. You just have to keep an eye out for design inspiration.
It will blow your mind!
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”