Inspiration comes from observing and thinking
And fossicking ... I would like to add!
Wandering around in the hot, dusty and busy backstreets of Bali last week, I came across a shop full of interesting furniture and other pieces from the past. The shopkeeper invited me to have a look around the back, which was even more interesting.
There is so much potential in piles of things randomly stacked and unselfconsciously displayed.
I had just been into Paul Ropps beautiful boutique full of his unique pieces made from fabrics sourced in India and which combine a patchwork of textures and colours, hand stitcing detail, everything displayed invitingly. But the reclaimed furniture shop with a glimpse into the past and the sight of so many raw materials vying for space in the open air, or hanging in dusty sheds was a very inspiring experience.