New Perspectives

New Perspectives

It’s that time of year when you start to reminisce and think about your accomplishments. Personally, I am excited that this was a year of change which I find cleansing and uplifting.

Vignette setting from the video clip “Roll Some Mo”

With changes comes challenges but it’s these moments when you take more risks and create opportunities that are foreseeable.

This year, I discovered that my position as a designer is to create memories for others that affect their senses, positively and emotionally. Design to Create Memories is the topic I presented during the Las Vegas Furniture Market in July. It’s about design that’s more than just an object or a thing. It’s the ability to connect with your senses that are conjoined to memories that have an emotional reaction to an inside space.

Fashion style from the video clip “Roll Some Mo”

This has led me to Hometherapy. It’s a brand I will be launching in Michigan that specializes in color, texture, and scent. These are the 3 areas that I am able to lead because of my science background, my experiences in Australia and the USA, and as a first generation Italian Heritage which nourished my passions for interior living.

Streaming music, downloading interiors, and tracking fashion via social media, is forcing a louder voice for individuality and purpose.

Vignette setting from the video clip “Roll Some Mo”

There is a no longer a right or wrong with what you sing, wear, or design but how you formulate a harmonious trend or note that people can relate.

One of my design theories that I have discovered is that music is an influential factor to how we present ourselves with fashion. If you follow fashion, you notice clothing as an intrinsically motivated source for material and finish selections in the industry of interior design.

Therefore, this is why I close this year with a song. It’s an R&B single by an young artist called Lucky Daye from New Orleans.

The official song clip from YouTube (see link below) is charismatic, whimsical, cool, stylish, and colorful. It’s a great example of how a musician is taking all of the convoluted emotions of his childhood and early adulthood, and leaving them all on wax.

This raw energy is what captures ideas of expression and has inspired me into finding my own voice.

Lucky Daye

Daye quotes “everything I was told about life and God, it blew my mind to be trapped in that,” he explains. “Once I realized I was trapped, it was like… Alright, let me just right my mind. I didn’t have nothing. No money, no resources, nobody’s around me. I just started over with my perspective. That’s how the album started, and that’s how ‘Roll Some Mo’ started.”

www.youtube.com/watch

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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

THE TRENDS OF FASHION AND INTERIORS FOR FALL/WINTER 2018

THE TRENDS OF FASHION AND INTERIORS FOR FALL/WINTER 2018

by Angelo Adamo – September 20th, 2018.

2018 Fashion by Genny / Material Board by Four Hands

I have to admit, being born in the 70’s had an impact on my taste regarding fashion, music, and interior trends. It’s no secret that fashions often come back around. This fall expect to see some exciting influences from the ’70s and ’90s, as well as a continuation of traditional fall trends. I am excited by what people are wearing, which in turn effects our interior space and the music we listen to.  My best theory has always been Music + Fashion = Interiors. This theory allows me to predict trends and to stay in touch when designing interior spaces.

Also, traveling nationally to report on the furniture and merchandise markets, you definitely notice a comparison between trends of fashion to interior décor.  Check out the images of latest collections from fashion labels and furniture manufactures.

(Starting from top left) Thibaut, Delpozo, Cushnie Et Ochs,  J.W. Anderson, Bungalow 5, Annie Selke.

For 2018/19 women’s fall and winter collections, plaid, Bohochic, and versatile styles are the pattern trends. Neutrals, earth tones and pastels are all a constant color for fall/winter 2018, with rich and sophisticated hues alongside such as such as tomato/fire red, mustard, olive, navy and emerald as well as metallics, and surprisingly, bright color accents such as yellow and russet orange. These colors and patterns are also apparent at this fall/winter merchandise and furniture markets.

(Starting from top left) Scalamandre, Palecek, Alberta Ferretti.

In jewelry and accessories, we’re seeing a huge re-emergence of colorful acrylics that were highly popular in the late ’80s and early ’90s. The popular flared look of the ’70s is also coming back, but not where you’d expect it. Instead of wide-leg or boot-cut jeans trending, it’s sweaters and tops that are rocking the design. Trends also include cords, stripes, vintage orals, braided details, fringe tassels and voluminous sleeves.

(Starting from top left) Accent Decor, Diane Von Furstenberg, Holly Hunt.

According to the fashion industry, research on the Boho trend reveals that the look is diversifying into a “global wanderer” theme, reflecting tribal print and traditional prints. Fashion and Interior Design for 2018 is more internationally mixed, encompassing many different cultures. We’re seeing this specifically in prints, patterns and color palettes.

(Starting from top left) Baja East, Scalamandre Wallcovering.

For the interior industry, bold pops of color to mix fluidly with neutrals, balancing between vibrant and organic materials are the trend. Colors story is driven by accent pieces like rugs, pillows and art.

Music that reflects Fall/Winter 2018 by Yurrit.

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2018 Summer Fashion + Music = Interiors

2018 Summer Fashion + Music = Interiors
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Chocolate Brown - Chloe, Jacquemus, Stella McCartney

Chocolate Brown is back on the runway and I love it! Macramé, Fringe, tufting, tassels and feathers combine well with brown tones.  

Fresh from Vogue Italia 2018,  Summer Fashion are new vibrant colors like ultra violet and tomato red, to soothing tones like blue sky and indigo.  White and brown are still considered the neutral tones that are present in todays fashion.  Textured patterns include geometric, floral, indigenous, and whimsical styles. The color Lavender will dominate the summer of 2018.

Milk White and Ombre are the neutral colors for 2018

House Beautiful UK has published 10 of the hottest interior trends for Spring Summer 2018.  As you will see, trends from the interior industry emulate fashions selection of colors and textures.   Macramé, fringing, tufting, tassels and feathers are the big statement of the season. Gelato colors are going to be a huge trend in both interiors and fashion as shown with this years furniture and fashion shows.

Red Tomato

Bold and entrancing Tomato Red

Hot new release music dance tracks from Moonbootica called “Covered in Gold” and “Do Not Do Me (Like Dis)” is the catalysts of how fashion and interior designers visualize next trends and styles.   Intense and enveloping, it will be impossible to resist these songs, like the color of brown on the runway and the feel of decadence (gold metal finishes) in your home.

Indigoblue

Vogue Italy - Ultra Violet Gucci, Moschino, Salvatore Ferragamo

Mysterious nature of Ultra Violet and Purple.

Gelato colors are a trend in 2018

Glittery Gold

Glittery Gold brings its own elegance together with a sense of decadence

Going Home

Going Home

Its been 8 years since I left Adelaide and my family.  I now embark a return journey with two beautiful girls and a dear and wonderful wife.  This is the world that I grew up dreaming and thinking about the importance of space that we live and work in.  Family and tradition is the keystone in making the right choices in life and how you design your way of thoughts.  I can’t wait for my children to feel the same way as I do.  More information on Adelaide to come.

A beautiful score from Alexandre Desplat for the movie The Shape of Water.  This music reminds me of Adelaide and the adventures I have had with my Italian family. I hope you enjoy!