IN THE AIR TONIGHT

IN THE AIR TONIGHT

Do you remember a song that had a profound influence in your life?  A song that would stick with you and have a huge impact on your taste of art, music, and fashion.  There was a song that changed my life when I was 8 years old.

This song was playing in the car while my parents drove me to school, but I wasn’t sure who the artist was. Then one night, this song appeared in the background of my dream. This dream was so intense that I still remember the feeling when I woke up with such adrenaline and visions.  I had asked my cousin and we tried to puzzle who this was.  I didn’t have a record player at that time in the early 80’s, so I had to wait to hear it again on radio.

Then the day came.  It was “In The Air Tonight”, by Phil Collins.

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When I was younger in Chicago during a modeling shoot for Jil Sander-  I was listening to George Michael during 1996-1998 

Instantly, I became a PC and Genesis junkie.  As a teenager, I would visualize the future while running down Grange and Henley Beach in my home town (South Australia) with my Sony Walkman.  Now, it’s the flashback of memories that helps me remember the times growing up in Australia.  This was when I was building direction, a picture of my next phase, a snapshot of who I want to be as a man.

Music can be inspiring and have an influence on our lives like the music of Phil Collins did for me.  I am living in the USA as a Design Mentor because of my abilities to remember elements that effects our emotions.  For me, design is more than an object or a thing. Design to Create Memories is my philosophy that I have established in the USA.  It’s the ability to connect to our senses to create an interior that relates to your story or perception. It’s design that goes beyond the things themselves, that looks at the individual, the needs of a changing world searching for new signals, as well as at beauty and emotion in the everyday things.

Asking your client if music had an affect in their lives can trigger memories of the past.  This can lead towards the types of colors, scents, textures, objects that have relevance during the programming phase of design.

I still enjoy listening to Genesis and it continues to remind me of my home in Adelaide. I can remember the ocean breeze, the pasta sauce cooking in mum’s kitchen, the sound of a cricket game playing on TV, and the music of Phil Collins on my CD player. It’s just another day in paradise for me!

Ange’s Top 11 Phil Collins/Genesis Songs

1.In the Air Tonight (PC)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkADj0TPrJA

2. You Might Recall, (Genesis)

https://youtu.be/YsV-1FDLTW0

3. Evidence of Autumn (Genesis)

https://youtu.be/E8h0Wz6Z5nU?t=57

4. Blood on the Rooftops (Genesis)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeZRdd_1b4g

5. One More Night (PC)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKVq-P3z5Vg

6. If Leaving Me Is Easy (PC)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oan3gaHuZT8

7. Follow You, Follow Me (Genesis)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9zj11gf9Qk

8. I Don’t Care Anymore (PC)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLpfbcXTeo8&index=2&list=PLYWmtN3eLBncGNkrcn0MetozKWU09pxLo

9. No Reply At All (Genesis)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI0fk_gCdzE

10. I am Not Moving (PC)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHznvYvrz1U

11. Its Gonna Get Better (Genesis)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orUiNGXHg7Q

Interior Designer Shares Pro Tips, Re-Invents Interior of His Own Home

Interior Designer Shares Pro Tips, Re-Invents Interior of His Own Home

July 13, 2018 Michelle Dunaway, Emily DeRuiter

We are lucky to meet people from all walks of life, including a man who hails from South Australia that now calls Northern Michigan home.

Angelo Adamo is an interior designer—and he is re-making the interior of his new Traverse City home into something of his very own.

Adamo has promised to allow us to watch his progress and pick up some pro advice along the way.

His first bit of advice on what’s hot in interior colors right now are milky white and chocolate browns, both of which he says work well with natural materials like timber.

Watch the video above to learn more about how he intends to brighten up and modernize the interior of his home, and stick with ‘the four’ to see his progress as his work continues.

See link for video

https://www.9and10news.com/2018/07/13/interior-designer-shares-pro-tips-re-invents-interior-of-his-own-home/

Design Manager ‘s Blog – Creative Conversations with Angelo Adamo

Design Manager ‘s Blog –  Creative Conversations with Angelo Adamo

Angelo Adamo

Angelo Adamo grew up in Australia, went on to work with olympians as a sports scientist, and later found his passion in interior design. Today, as a designer and blogger, Adamo faces no shortage of inspiration. He draws from his diverse background, experiences, and surroundings to create memorable and meaningful designs for his clients.

We recently chatted with Adamo to learn more about his design philosophy, how he gets inspired, and how he finds balance between creativity and the business side of design.

Continue reading “Design Manager ‘s Blog – Creative Conversations with Angelo Adamo”

Design to Create Memories

Design to Create Memories
An amazing beach resort, Port Elliot, South Australia.

Joseph Vineyard

Joseph Vineyard – McLaren Vale, South Australia

I am not sure if I am still jet lagged from my trip back home to Adelaide that I last visited 7 years ago but I am feeling an out-of-body experience. Memories that I have kept with me since leaving Australia in 1996 I have now shared with my two beautiful daughters and wife. My appreciation for my family and the landscape for Adelaide is now deeper with even a greater bond between my heritage and land.

Star of Greece Cafe

My favorite restaurant in the world – The Star of Greece, Aldinga Beach, South Australia

This closeness has helped me develop a sensitivity to time and how we perceive our surroundings.  Building such memories filled with passion and emotion has given me a better understanding of the elements which affects our senses relating to the way we live and grow.

Central Market

The Central Market has a lot of memories for me as a child.  The aromas and visuals are remarkable.  Adelaide, South Australia

Design to Create Memories is my philosophy that I have established as a designer in the USA.  It’s the ability to connect to our senses in order to create an interior that relates to your story or perception.

Downtown Adelaide

The streets of downtown Adelaide.

“It’s design that goes beyond the things themselves, that looks at the people, the needs of changing world searching for new signals, as well as at beauty and emotion in the everyday things”.

Rundle Mall

The cosmopolitan vide of Rundle Mall, Adelaide, South Australia.

Reaching a certain level of clarity is the key to meet the requirements when designing a space either for residential, workplace, or commercial interiors. Also, its important to establish relationships with the furniture markets, especially The High Point and Las Vegas Furniture Markets, that can bridge the search for culture experiences and to ignite a network of creative designers and businesses of the furniture and interior industry. These efforts will enable you to enhance the design to reach the full potential for positive memories and enjoyment for the client.

The Cube - d'Areberg

The Cube – A building concept that is inspired by the complexities of winemaking. d’Arenberg Vineyards, McLaren Vale, South Australia.

I have refueled my memories from the 2018 Aussie trip and I am now ready to present Design to Create Memories at the High Point Furniture Market on April 15th, and to be a part of a talented pool of designers for the Instagram Takeover for #DesignOnHPMkt.

Adelaide Oval

The Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, South Australia.

The Botanical GardensThe Mclaren Basin

My sacred space, The Botanical Gardens.                  The McLaren Basin, Aldinga, South Australia.
The place where I connect to all of my senses – Grange Jetty, Grange, South Australia. 

I was listening to this band called Mane on the radio in Adelaide during my visit so I will always remember this song.

“The talented Adelaide based goth pop group Mane, aka Paige Renee Court, has quickly developed a sound most artists spend a career trying to perfect. The singer builds immersive soundscapes with her haunting and distinctive vocals, which weave through dark electronic sounds.” (The Music.com.au)

Let the walkabout continue!
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