Thursday, July 26, 2012

Simply Design...

...Stylisme, Ontwerp, Desenho, Ästhetik, Disegno, αισθητική, 创进力, Dizajniranje, Diseño...

"I have this mental sickness called creativity" 
Philippe Stark
"Padezco esa enfermedad mental llamada creatividad"
Philippe Stark

Since childhood I wanted to be an architect. I took the usual road, endless hours playing with Lego, I enjoyed drawing, often sketched house plans, imaginary palaces, even airplanes, or completely implausible cities, reinterpretations of the spaces...
Desde que era una niña quise ser arquitecta. Seguí el camino habitual, pasaba interminables horas jugando con los Legos, disfrutaba dibujar, habitualmente trazaba planos de palacios imaginarios, incluso aviones, o ciudades totalmente irrealizables, yo reinterpretaba los espacios...

Gubi 33D chair. PD lamp.
I have an adoration for many different types of design; from fashion to interior to architecture. I have been designing for so long I can’t look at something without thinking about its aesthetic qualities.
Tengo adoración por diferentes tipos de diseño; desde moda e interiores hasta arquitectura. He estado diseñando por tanto tiempo que me cuesta mirar algo y no considerar sus valores estéticos.



I can’t look at an object without analyzing it in some fashion.
No puedo mirar un objeto sin analizarlo de alguna manera.


Barcelona chair. Mies van der Rohe
“It is better to be good than to be original”.
"Es mejor ser bueno que ser original"

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
I'd wonder why the designer made the decisions they made and how I would have done it differently.
Me pregunto porqué el diseñador tomó las decisiones tomó y cómo podría haberlo resuelto diferente.


Chanel Prestige Eyewear. Karl Lagerfeld
"Yes, and I can sit down on a white piece of paper and work because I don't
believe too much into inspiration, only I'm waiting for inspiration, work and
then inspiration may come. It's a little too easy to say that".
"Si, y puedo sentarme ante un papel en blanco y trabajar porque
no creo mucho en la inspiración, esperando la 
inspiración trabajo, y la inspiración llega. Es un poco más fácil decirlo"
Karl Lagerfeld
I love design in almost everything. From sunglasses...
Me encanta el diseño en casi todo. Desde anteojos...



...to furniture.
...hasta muebles.




From shoes...
Desde Zapatos...


Deck House. Chile. Assadi+Pulido architects

Deck House. F. Assadi's sketch.
...to houses...
...hasta casas...


Mobile. Alexander Calder.


"To an engineer, good enough means perfect. With an artist, there´s no such
thing as perfect."
"Para un ingeniero, suficientemente bueno significa perfecto. Con un artista,
no existe algo perfecto"
Alexander Calder
...and everything in between.
...y todo lo que hay en medio.




In all mediums of design the process is essentially the same, there is a problem to be solved and the designer, artist, architect or engineer uses their skills to solve that problem.
En todos los medios de diseño el proceso es esencialmente el mismo, hay un problema a resolver y un diseñador, artista, arquitecto o ingeniero que utiliza sus habilidades para resolverlo. 


Charles & Ray Eames, Charles Kratka and staff, exploded drawing of Lounge Chair
components.
Lounge Chair & Ottoman. Charles & Ray Eames.
The most successful designs go through this process many times, small problem by small problem, until finally there is an end result.
Los diseños más exitosos siguen este proceso muchas veces, problema chico por problema chico, hasta que finalmente se da con el resultado.



The Pierre House. Tom Kunding
This is what makes design feel like such an accomplishment, the ability to help people solve real problems.
Y esto es lo que hace que un diseño se sienta como un triunfo, la habilidad de ayudar a las personas a resolver problemas reales.


Ama lo que haces.

When I imagine from scratch an object or a building and see it appear, is like witnessing the realization of a dream, the product from my (often delusional) imagination.
Cuando imagino un objeto o un edificio desde cero y lo veo aparecer, es como presenciar la concreción de un sueño, el producto de mi (a menudo desquiciada) imaginación.

What about you? Were you lucky enough to choose the career you always wanted to pursue  or did you have to change your path on your way? If you could, would you change your decision now?
¿Y tú? ¿Fuiste lo suficientemente afortunado como para elegir la carrera de tus sueños, o tuviste que cambiar en el camino? Si pudieras, ¿Cambiarías tu decisión?

Although the real question should be: do you love what you do? 
Claro que la pregunta más certera sería: ¿Amas lo que haces?

Big hugs!
¡Abrazos!

Inés

49 comments:

  1. Ines,

    I love your creativity and it shows through your beautiful blog! I think women (in general) are creative beings with an amazing ability to think out of the box .. With lots if color! Men sometimes seem more black and white .. Kinda like the dog and the butterfly :)

    xx
    Leslie

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    1. Ah, Leslie,I completely agree. The dog and the butterfly, hehe!!, perfect description!
      Big hugs!

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  2. me siento muy identificado con tus palabras!

    Cuentas con un nuevo seguidor!

    ¡Buen fin de semana!

    J. Héctor

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    1. Hector, muchísimas gracias!
      Besitos!

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  3. I admire creative people deeply, Inez! and I agree with Leslie: your creativity shows through your blog!
    xoxo

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  4. By reading your blog, I think it is so evident that you are incredibly creative. I'm pretty lucky that I really like what I do also. I truly think that if I didn't love my job and what I spend most of my days doing, then I would not be as happy in life as I am.

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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    1. Jenny:Thank you so much!!, I think we are two lucky girls!
      Hugs!

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  5. I love the last quote "LOVE WHAT YOU DO" worlds to live bye! :)
    This is a beautifully organized post!!!
    Kisses

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  6. Creatividad! Claramente te sobra!!! Me encanta la ultima frase ! Y la foto de la Ottoman con el mar de fondo! La puse de fondo de pantalla! Very relax!
    Beso grande !

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  7. Me ha encantado el post, emocionante, que bueno ver como muchas personas pueden llegar a sentirse realizadas y felices con su trabajo, trabajo que adoran! :) En mi caso, posiblemente lo hubiera pensado mejor, pero nunca se sabe a donde te puede llevar la vida y de momento, por casualidad o no, no cambiaría mi situación de ahora por nada! :) Y además, como el saber no ocupa lugar, no es tarde para ponerse a estudiar otra cosa!
    Muchos besos!

    Lucia Gallego Blog

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    1. Lucía: También creo que todo lo que uno hace con más o menos gusto, siempre suma!!!
      Besitos!

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  8. wow..marvellous!!! kisses my dear!!!

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  9. Ines me gusto mucho el post, que genial amar lo que haces y disfrutarlo día a día. Yo creo que si pudiera cambiarlo, hubiese estudiado diseño. Soy ingeniera, y aunque me gusta, tuve dificultades para terminar no por falta de esfuerzo sino por el entorno quizás. Pero nunca es tarde, dicen. Y si uno es feliz porque no :).

    Lindo post, besitos que estes bien! :)

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    1. Sue: Estoy con vos, nunca es tarde, y buscar y tomarse un tiempo sólo son parte del viaje!!
      Besitos!

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  10. It's so nice to read when someone is so excited about what they do! I wish there is more people like that!

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    1. Marina: I appreciate your kind words so much!
      Hugs!

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  11. Well, I was a tax consultant now I am a mum and have a little production of cachemire items...... I'm happier now! Thanks for your wonderful posts Ines! Baci italiani!

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    1. Oh! I'm so glad you found what you love...and the mum "job", I can relate, dear!
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  12. I used to work at one magazine, afraid of moved out from my comfort zone. Now that I understand that it slows me down, I start moving to one magazine to another. And it actually works! More people know me and I can have lots of amazing experience!

    Wanna follow each other?
    BLOG | TWITTER | TUMBLR

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  13. I love it when people are so enthusiaastic about the things they love!I loved this post!

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  14. oh, beautiful pics. simple but perfect.
    http://www.trendsection.blogspot.com

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  15. Me encanta la primera frase!! Y como siempre, genial el post!! :-)

    Saludos desde 'Me visto solo' [Man] - mevistosolo.blogspot.com

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    1. Muy Stark, no? tiene ese toque irreverente....jeje!
      Besitos!

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  16. yo siempre he querido ser arquitecta, siempre, desde pequeñita, en mi familia hay varios ingenieros, y arquitectos, asique siempre ha sido una de mis ilusiones(: a ver si acabo estudiando esto(:

    http://ourclosetforyou.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. Marta, ojalá que elijas lo que te guste, aunque a veces lleve más de un intento, es buenísimo!
      Besitos!

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  17. Me apasionan las sillas de Mies!

    http://crqvingforbarneys.com

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  18. Cómo se nota que sos arquitecta! Me gustó que escribieras de algo diferente, le da un aire nuevo al blog.

    Besotes,
    Ani.

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  19. wow i love the comparison of design sketches and when the finished project!!

    www.beckspick.com

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  20. What an inspiring post! lovely blog :)



    http://fashion-gourmet.blogspot.com/

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  21. Wow, this is beautiful.. Loving the design to reality! xx

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  22. So glad that you get to do what you love everyday. So many people grudgingly get up and go to a job they hate day after day just to pay the bills. I agree, the design process is very cool indeed! xo

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  23. Yes! gimme gimme :) I love that facade. So wonderful.

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  24. What an inspirational post!! I love all of your photos. Right now, I'm in the process of making a career switch because i learned to not follow what others expect of me..took me almost 27 years to figure that one out lol! But now, I'm taking each day to listen to my heart more closely.

    Cathy Trails

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  25. Oh boy, you totally inspired me with this post, sweetie. Yes, I love what I do and I wake up each morning ready to write new stories and get creative. Happy Monday, sunshine.

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  26. Ines,

    Wonderful message here! I tell my kids to follow your, do what you truely are passionate about and success will follow. What an inspiration you are!

    Enjoy the start to a new week!

    Leslie

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  27. I really like how you think EVERYTHING should be decorated!

    Keep up the good work





    -Bit

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  28. Very inspiring post! I love seeing how designs are realized from sketches... xo style, she wrote

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  29. It's wonderful how you found your path so early in life Inés. And it sounds like you definitely love the creative process in all it's forms. Your creativity shows through in your posts for sure :) It took me awhile to find my way to photography but I'm glad I found it again.

    Have a wonderful week my friend!
    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  30. Heartbreaking images honey!!! Totally loved this post!!!Your blog is just the coolest.....
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  31. I always love your choice of images my dear -very clever post.
    It is fun to look at beautiful things and take away something with you and use them in other aspects of life.

    Joanne

    http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com
    x

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  32. Wow...what a wonderful post! So honest and inspiring! Congrats on your achievements :) I've been through a deep self-discovering path...Well, it's still a work in progress. Finished Law School and a few years later, decided to study Communications, and I've been working in Advertising for the past 6 years. I've learned to appreciate how lucky I am for having the opportunity of trying different fields...Besos!

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  33. Best post EVER, Ines! This resonates with me since I went to school for interior design and followed art for now. The other day I was talking about space planning tied with psychology with a friend, and it made me miss interior design. I am in LOVE with art, though. Who knows what I'll decide to do in ten years. I bet your designs are wonderful! :)

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  34. I love everything that involve with design too!!! Seeing these pictures definitely help inspire more creativity :)

    ang-closet365.blogspot.ca

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  35. I'm back from my trip and enjoying catching up on my favourite blogs which includes yours, of course!! What a wonderful post - gorgeous images, as usual and food for thought too. I've found that having a blog has been one of the best ways to explore different topics and look at everyday objects more creatively.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk

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  36. well, I am actually not working in my career right now (studied International business) but I am loving to be a full time mom.. in the future.. I must be honest, I don't know what I will do but sure I must love it. Happy to see your posts!

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