I’ve been researching and thinking about inspiration and how and where it comes from. I am working on an article for Landscape Magazine (Middle East) on the topic. My research has caused me to notice the cross pollination of different design practices all over the place.
Like this beautiful garden inspired Paris metro map for example. I love how graphic designers, Antoine + Manuel , created a poster that is visually celebrating the organic nature of something is not organic – like traffic. The pattern is the result of engineering practitioners but this deptiction is something that an interior designer might use to create another beautiful space. And here I am, a landscape designer, writing about it because I love the garden-y nature of it. And (of course) Paris is one of my favorite places. I hope you, a (Fill in the Blank)________ designer/ non-designer find it inspiring too.
If it does, I would love to hear what it makes you think of and how having seen it, might effect something you are working on.
I found this image at Kireei — a delightful Spanish language blog that I found through my blogging class (the writer is one of my fellow students). It is worth a poke around even if you don’t speak the language.