Design Milk recently featured our Arenal rug in their creative process column, Deconstructed. We truly love to see inspiration in action, so we’re especially honored to be a part it this month. Read all about the inspiration behind the unique Arenal rug by clicking here.
The Sea, once it casts it’s spell, holds one in it’s wonder forever.-Jacques Cousteau
Maine has an ever-changing landscape. Not only because we have vivid seasons that are in constant motion, but we also have great tides that act like theatrical curtains that open and close, revealing a show of wonderful surprises below the surface – but all on it’s own terms.
One of my favorite exercises to do in the studio is to design plants, trees and creatures for a new landscape. I call this landscape Happiland; it is a land I imagine, where the vegetation and the creatures all coexist in a very peaceful way. They need and appreciate each other and more than anything, they celebrate life together and share in the care of the land, air and sea around them.
The shapes of nature and living on the coast Maine provides endless design inspiration. The tides, seasons, foliage and weather are always in a constant state of change. The palette varies from one hour to the next at times, with the fog rolling in soft acoustical beauty, the outgoing tide revealing a textural seascape that ripens and rusts as the seasons progress and the colder months when the trees have lost their leaves and only the raw architecture of the land holds court for the Mainers that stay on all winter and relish in the quiet beauty of winter.