My Facebook and Twitter streams are so jammed with images of over-styled rooms selling products and trends that it's easy to overlook the beauty of something much more raw.
Lucky for me, you don't get much more raw than Broome, sandwiched between the beach and the bush, it is a melting pot of natural contrast and colour and I am grateful to be exposed to both sides of it. While my design world is almost exclusively centered around tropical and coastal vistas, the majority of our family income still relies on the bush.
Last week I spent some time out of town and even a long, mundane stretch of highway became cause for some graphic inspiration.
Next week I head to the big smoke for a spot of client shopping and my perspective will no doubt be shifted again.
PS. I'm a little bit obsessed with chronicling my every move via Instagram at the moment, so if by some miracle you are interested in what I'm looking at, you can follow me here.
PPS The Japanese term for raw design is "Wabi-Sabi" which translates to "seeing the beauty in imperfections". I've always been a fan and you can read a column I recently wrote on it here