Tuesday, June 22, 2010

you're such a snob!

We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.
Yves Saint Laurent
At some point in your life, you start to know who you are and what you like.  You look for things with a discerning eye and will wait to get exactly what you want...won't compromise because you know somewhere out there you will find that je ne sais pas.   Is it snobbery to want what we want...or is it the pursuit for excellence?  And when we translate that into our homes how do we create elegance when the marketplace is hum-drum?
Okay, confession, I have been out shopping and there is nothing that inspires me. Snooze!  There is no thing that I would want to put in my home.  It's all same-old-same-old...has the economy depressed us creatively?  Some think that everything is a re-creation of an idea that already exists, but I don't believe that...we have always been able to make something fabulous from nothing.  So I am issuing a challenge to all those home stores that exist out there on Main Street...please stop copying each other and giving me what you think I want...
It's time to start moving...and I am hoping that creativity and art will lead the charge.  Historically speaking all great movements in history were preceded by a great exploration in art...what are we waiting for?  P.S.  If you have found some inspiration, please let me know!