An Invitation to Visit

Photography: Unknown |  Papillon , a French Bistro in Greece

Photography: Unknown | Papillon, a French Bistro in Greece

Entrances are just as important as exists, philosophically, aesthetically, and architecturally.

There is nothing more alluring then a sexy door coupled with mood lighting to draw one into a space, dissolving time while leaving the present moment free and unmarked.

The door above makes me want to do just that, enter and exchange one beauty for another. The beauty of design, for the beauty of what might unfold beyond those gates. 

And that is what happens when functional design and beauty say there "I do's." The power to seduce, invite, and entice moves beyond the aesthetic and fuses with the psyche. -tM

Walking Through Walls

Photography: Unknown | Barcelona, Spain

Can I just take a moment here to applaud the design of this space.

A wall turned into door/door turned into wall. Not only is it practical and sexy in its design but it also connects two rooms without having to use and incorporate the visual obstruction of a door.

There are times I find that (at least in N. American society) there is an over use of doors. I personally do believe that they are overrated as they get in the way of beautiful design. There are rooms in my home that at the very least I wish I had a sliding door that would disappear into the wall when opened instead of having it interfere with the flow of the view and design of the space.

How do you feel about doors? Do they hinder your design aspirations? -tM