Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
So I thought I would try to articulate this one a little bit...
...I remember going to punk shows back when I was in high school and college and collecting these little 1" round pins of the bands Id see, some of my most treasured pins through the years came from bands like The Promise Ring, Converge, Orchid!, Joan of arc etc etc. As someone who is constantly looking to put a little bit of myself into everything I do creatively, whether that be a clients living room or taking photos on a trip to the coast, I am always aware that my mark is not accidental. My mark as a creative is built up of all the experiences I've had, all the places I've seen, all the people I've met and I carry that with me everywhere I go. When I started Brian Paquette Interiors a little over two years ago I wanted to challenge the normal aesthetic associated with an Interiors firm, what we did, who our clients were and where our ideas came from. I have had the absolute blessing to work on very traditional home settings that echo my upbringing on the east coast to very minimal spaces that bring to mind a more modern, sparse or "punk rock" look, whatever that may be. The only thing that I have ever taken seriously in all of this is my clients needs and making sure they are met. I am often asked what MY look is...or what aesthetic I respond to. For a long time I had a hard time answering this until I realized the answer wasn't a look but a feeling, sense memory. Walking into a space and feeling a connection on a deeper level than just surface comfort or visual pleasure. Seeing a shade of blue that reminded my what the beach looked like in early spring in Newport, a fabric on a sofa that looked like something my blazer in prep school would be made of, or just the lighting that brought me back to waking up in a yurt on the Oregon coast. This is what moves me as a designer, this is what I wake up for. To be honest, these pins are silly...but they reference a very important part of my life and so now I give them to you.
Thanks so much to everyone for being a constant source of inspiration.
If you would like one, two or ten of these little pens, send me your address and Ill mail them out to you.