Summer should be about fun, and the following are some design-related ideas to add to yours:
• Buck the trend by putting down your iPhone, walking away from your laptop and actually writing a letter (remember those”) to someone. When you do, show your appreciation for design by posting it with limited-edition commemorative stamps recently issued by the U.S. Postal Service honoring furniture designers Charles and Ray Eames.
• Recapture some childhood delight and imagine you are in elementary school again by picking up a box of Crayons (love that smell!) and playing around with the Creative Interiors Idea Journal & Coloring Book, a creative outlet for adults highlighting mid-century modern furniture and interiors. Whether or not you stay within the lines is up to you.
• When lounging in a cabana on the beach, in a hammock in the backyard or simply on a park bench during your lunch hour, flip through the pages of the freshest new design mag, Fulcrum. Developed by the people who bring us Metropolitan Home, the inspiring, graphic-laden content focuses on commercial projects around the globe. Very fun stuff.
Laura McDonald Stewart, ASID / IIDA
Interior Designer / Founder