November 9, 2011

“word to the wise” wednesday: vicente wolf

There is something real about a house in which textures flourish.  In a world that seems to exist increasingly on screen, beyond our grasp, the house full of tactile surfaces invites our touch and grounds us.  It’s a refuge for our senses.  Even a simple, waxed pine table or a sisal carpet can refresh us when we graze it with our fingers or take off our shoes.  The skin comes alive with a little traction.  And the textures send messages; they often refer to a larger order beyond domestic space,  A wide-board softwood floor cues thoughts of lumber and forests.  We are understanding a basic, more elemental world through our fingers:  When we touch, we wonder.

Vicente Wolf (Learning to See)

1 Comment

  • designchic
    Nov. 12, 2011
    So, so pretty. I love the neutral palette and warm, relaxing feel. Hope you're having a great weekend!

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