3 {Black.White.Yellow.} Blog It Forward - What Inspires You?

Oh no, you will have to forgive me, I am late for my Blog It Forward Post!  I had to reschedule one of my ARE exams due to a fluke power outage and my reschduled test was yesterday...it was a bit stressful, and the fantastic Blog It Forward slipped my mind...sorry! I'm going to start this now, and add to it over the next couple of days.

What Inspires You? is a difficult question for me to answer in a single post.  I started this blog for that exact reason, to document things that inspire me.  Certainly all things black, white, and yellow is a given...but there is so much beyond that.  Inspiration is therapy for me...almost a drug, I am addicted to finding new inspiration constantly...which is why the design blog world has changed my life {not to be overly dramatic}.
One of my first sources of inspiration that is still a huge part of my life is art and architecture.  I was lucky enough to grow up in Fort Worth, Texas about 10 minutes away from the Louis Kahn's Kimbell Art Museum, Tadao Ando's Modern Art Museum, and Philip Johnson's Amon Carter Museum.  The influence of the art and architecture was always so intriguing to me, even before I really understood what it meant, or how it would influence my life. {This is such an important part of my life, I did my Master's Thesis project in the cultural district of Fort Worth, spending a year analyzing every detail of the area and using it as inspiration for my thesis design...I have a Master's in Architecture with a minor in Art History btw.}

Design magazines have also played a huge part in my life over the years. I think I started subscribing to Architectural Digest when I was about 12. Although I no longer enjoy it as a source of inspiration, it definitely started the wheels turning when I was younger. I have many, many inspiration binders in my house filled with pages torn from design magazines...especially Domino and Blueprint. I still get sad thinking that they are gone, as I spent many happy hours pouring over the pages of each issue. I love going back through my binders regularly, and always find inspiration to revisit.

To be continued...


Kifus said...

How interesting it was to read about your love for design. I´m sure you did fine in your test.
Love this selection of pics.


Dawn said...

Went to the Andy Warhol exhibit at the Modern today...thought of you! It was great....you would have loved it.

sfgirlbybay said...

sorry i'm so late to the party, but i'm still getting around to commenting on all the 300 blogs! but love this! and i miss domino! thanks again for joining in! :)


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