Decorate, Decorate

 Right now, our pared-back tendencies are skewing more maximalist (for the sake of contrast). And…that’s okay? Referencing the place where a sandy desert palette meets an explosion of texture, pattern, and scale, we’re inspired by how the layered concept of “adornment” can be stretched. 

Our Everyday Essentials stories for Resort 2016 are inspired by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt’s Oblique Strategies, a set of aphorisms—intentionally unclear—as tangential ways of approaching the creative process. Says Eno of Oblique Strategies: “If you are in a panic, you tend to take the head-on approach because it seems to be the one that’s going to yield the best results. Of course, that often isn’t the case—it’s just the most obvious.” The strategies were designed by the composer and painter as working principles for moments of pressure; where extending beyond the expected becomes everyday practice.
Read our first story in the series here, Trust in the You of Now
Photography by TIM HOUT | Styling by ALEXA HOTZ | Words by LEIGH PATTERSON