being there now
hi guys! i hope you’re doing well on these balmy summer nights. a lot’s been going on but mostly i’m trying to just unwind from all the shows, traveling and moving around. for the first time in longer than i can remember, i don’t have to go anywhere, do anything, plan a trip for at least 90 days. seeing that much open space in my future is making me think about how to spend the time.
anyway, it’s been a couple days and the ol’ florida home design and remodeling show has come and gone, but i did promise a post so i’m sticking to my word. as you may know, it was the exact days as the maison objet so i just took a deep breath and went in, determined to appreciate where i was instead of wasn’t. i guess i had low expectations, but was surprised that it was both informative and had a little bit of flavor here and there.
this booth was probably the only of its kind, a furniture company with some pretty pieces. i fell in love with this big white lacquer table.
i think what surprised me most was that i was drawn to the stands that had solutions for greening a home. this guy was so passionate about green roofs that it was contagious.
and i had no idea that concrete was such a pollutant and that there are solutions.
there were quite a few really pretty accent pieces
and every show represents its townspeople’s needs
i died for this slab!
and was inspired by the enormous amount of work some of the vendors shared.
it wasn’t huge but i did get my fill.
and discovered some great resources like the company above.
best and most ironic of all, they were giving away florida design magazine. today i happened to flip through it and saw this image from the maison objet. i guess i didn’t miss much. yeah right!
but that was a valuable lesson learned. buy tickets early to all events you know you want to do (holidays, shows, etc). that way you have no excuse but to go. i just bought my ticket home for christmas and next is the show in january. hope to see you there!
ps i was about to get back to work but just heard from trish and had to share a little of her blog, it’s the inspiration i was craving!