I just wanted to sign off for the year, its been an exciting one! Starting a new business has been a roller coaster with so much to learn, and understand, its been a journey, one where I sometimes I felt I lost the map, but its been a good one.
As I start to look forward to 2018, I was looking at the predicted interior trends for 2018; nature and the environment remain a core theme with colours of natural wood, heather and sage tones, and rust colours featuring in the emerging colour palate. There is also a dominance of recycling, frugal ideas and originality, as well as embracing imperfections and the Japanese aesthetic tradition of wasi-sabi. Wasi-sabi is the opposite of todays mass-produced, instant technology, and air brushed culture. It centres around the acceptance of transience and imperfection, celebrates ageing, and marks left by time, weather and use. The term is difficult to translate accurately but the definition researched by Leonard Koren (2008) ‘Wasi-sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers’ has become the standard for authors – ‘imperfect, impermanent and incomplete’. I like the philosophy it fits well with the underpinning message of Stoirm Ltd to reuse items and celebrate what they are, knocks and all.
I am working on stock, and looking out for interesting items in different places, meeting new people along the way, and exploring new places.
I wish you all the very best for your journey through 2018.