Urban Pattern #3: From Milan to Africa to Miami

I’ve been walking a lot lately. Just to get the physical and mental kinks out. There are a lot of them to unravel, believe me. But as long as there’s stuff to look at, I’m happily drugged into a state of blissful curiosity. I can’t look at the world enough.

Milan, like most cities, I imagine, is totally different in the winter than it is in the summer. But the gray and the bare and the stripped clean have their own magnetism. Skeletal shapes. Uncompromising lines. Trees that look more like ink drawings than they do like plants. The parks are full of cropped leafless bushes waiting for Spring, and they gave me my latest inspiration. Weirdly (or maybe not so weirdly), it all took me to warm places in my head, because I ended up, apparently, in Miami:

White chair

But this is how I got there:

IMG_4783

BRANCHES

GRASSES BLUE copy

And all of a sudden, boom, I’ve traveled from a bleak city park to the African savanna or thereabouts. It’s fun—this leaping about without limits or passports.

GRASSES

FLAMINGO BRANCHES

[If you liked this post, you might also like “Urban Pattern #1.”]

Advertisements
This entry was posted in AROUND US, URBAN PATTERN and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Urban Pattern #3: From Milan to Africa to Miami

  1. Interestingly, any intermediate step in that evolution of the final design is “good” enough, or complete enough, to be a finished design product itself.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s