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Monday, February 1st, 2010

Design A.D.D.


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I can’t tell you how many times since I started blogging that I feel like I have design A.D.D. I don’t tend to jump on trends too much in my own home, but my personal design style is constantly changing and evolving, and I tend to tire of certain looks and trends that I once loved very quickly. So when I was window(s) shopping at 1stdibs tonight, this quote from Jamie Drake (along with the beautiful photographs and the fact that he loves David Sedaris*) made me really happy:

In case you can’t make it out, it says “I must have design A.D.D., because I constantly need to work on different projecs. If I didn’t evolve, I’d be bored out of my mind.”

It is fun to watch my favorite designers evolve. Sometimes they are so far ahead of the rest of us, it’s a shock to the system (remember the first time you saw that Domino with Kelly Wearstler’s poolhouse all decked out in Bravura Modern and thought “what the heck is going on here?”?). Regardless, it’s those jolts that keeps us all hooked on design.

*I’m not sure I ever want to hang out with someone who doesn’t love David Sedaris. Whenever I need to let out a belly laugh, I pick up one of his books and read a story.

image by William Waldron, via Style Compass on 1stdibs.

About Becky

Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!


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  1. January says:

    February 9th, 2010 at 11:02 pm (#)

    ADD, or more properly ADHD (Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a neurobehavioral developmental disorder not related to some cutesy form of design evolution. I think the word you are looking for is “fickleness.” Pass along to Jamie Drake, too.

  2. Becky says:

    February 11th, 2010 at 1:42 pm (#)

    Did not mean to offend, though it does seem to be grossly over-diagnosed these days, which is perhaps why it has evolved into the non-neurobehavioral developmental disorder lexicon of popular culture.

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