I've been thinking a lot about Coco Chanel lately. Not just her mark on fashion history, but also her profound and timeless quotes. I enjoy how so many of them can transcend the fashion context and be applied to design in general. Here is one I especially like: Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. Replace "fashion" with "architecture", and "dresses" with "buildings". I couldn't have said it better. The best designs are a balanced commentary on its surroundings. I find the best inspiration in the mundane and everyday, like wet footprints, a warm towel right out of the dryer, and the quiet of early morning hours.
or dry footprints... although I don't know how this is possible.
What inspires you to create? What do you think is beautiful?