04 November, 2011

Defining your Aesthetic-through yarn shops?

By Lisa Peck, ASID


This week we have looked at a variety of yarn shops. Below I have made a few notes on photos of each shop about what appeals to me in each shop. You can use this same technique to define your own aesthetic by taking photos of spaces that appeal to you...restaurants, friends homes, stores...wherever you find yourself feeling comfortable. Then make notes about what you like about the space. Take time to think about both the specific and general things that inspire you.

Bella Lana Minneapolis

Steven Be Minneapolis

Lila and Claudines Matohmedi


Notice that there are common things that I like at each shop. An exact duplicate of the shop may not be right for me. But I like interesting old architecture, unexpected lighting selections, and a touch of whimsy. I need to  think about whether a strong visual order appeals more to me or a visually stimulating, active environment. Try this if you are working on a project. It can help you think about what you like and what you don't and if you are working with a professional designer it can be a great way of communicating your aesthetic personality.