Thursday, March 13, 2008


I was at an advertising awards gala last night for JCDecaux. After the nice food and awards, I was heading home from the Conrad and it struck me: a giant retail space like Pacific Place is frightening at 11 at night. There's minimal lighting, most escalators are off, the otherwise crowded shops are empty.

People make spaces "work", and that's how I feel about interior design. Furniture and decorations are not merely art, they are designed to be used: a home is designed to comfort, a mall is designed to sell.

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