7 Steps to Clarity for a Designer

7 Steps to Clarity for a Designer

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Great balance and contrast from Australian Design firm – Regina Levine Design Office

What makes a designer unique is his/her ability to see what other people don’t.  How you can visualize space and be connected to the environment enables the right choices in balancing, contrasting, emphasizing, harmonizing, and uniting objects within an interior space. However, to have this objection you need a certain level of clarity in your life to excel.

As a sport scientist and designer, I have had the experiences to understand the physical requirements to be a competitive athlete and that is to have control of your body and mind.

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Emphasizing and uniting objects from Australian Design firm – Regina Levine Design Office

7 Steps to Clarity for a Designer by Angelo Adamo

  1. Find a purpose – You need something to aim for that be achievable, like finding a balance in life that makes you happy.
  2. Exercise – Your body needs to feel fit so that your mind can take control of your emotions. Exercise at least 20 minutes 4 days per week with your heart around 85% (125bpm average).
  3. Get into Aromatherapy – Improve your sense of smell. If you can adapt aromas with memories of the past, then you are able to help the client trigger memories. Design to Create Memories is my approach to successful designs and the sense of smell is a main contributor to achieving to remember positive memories.
  4. Listen to Music – Get inspired by sound and rhythm. Find a tune that you can visualize yourself succeed in and progress.
  5. Diet and Drinking – Control what you eat and drink, especially alcohol, which is a depressant. Let your body dictate when you are hungry and not the day. Just because its lunch time doesn’t mean that your body is hungry.
  6. Speak to family and friends – Talk to people that you feel at ease with. Discussion is a form of therapy which could quickly resolve issues that you are facing.
  7. Get a new outfit – I can still remember that my oldest sister taking for the first time at the age of 16 years old, to a men’s boutique store and finding the outfit that represents the person I was then. Dress yourself with confidence and pride.

These 7 steps will guide you to better visions and more clarity as to who you are as a designer and in life. Life is too short.

AA

Song for Clarity  is from Tycho – Horizon (Poolside Remix)

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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The Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, South Australia.

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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!
AA

Las Vegas 2018 Winter Market, Art Hide & Amigos de Hoy

Las Vegas 2018 Winter Market,               Art Hide & Amigos de Hoy

One of my top picks from the Las Vegas 2018 Winter Furniture Market is an Australian company that specializes in rugs, wall décor, and soft furnishings.  Australian sisters Kura Perkins and Bree Hay-Hendry are the creative forces behind Aussie businesses gone-global, Art Hide and Amigos de Hoy.

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The duo’s unique aesthetic, approach to design & artisanal production has seen their US operation expand rapidly over the last two years.

Art Hide works with premium quality cowhides, sourced as a natural by-product of the beef industry, and has set itself apart from the standard range of USA market hide products with seasonal color work and innovative hide treatment techniques, such as laser burning, hand etching and fine metallic stenciling.

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Amigos de Hoy line, offering including rugs, wall décor and soft furnishings. Products like the Joanie giant tambourine and metallic dhurry rugs are among their best sellers.

Of their design process, Creative Director Bree, said: “We like to make sure everything we design has a point of difference. Not the ‘same old, same old’ standard stuff that you see everywhere. We insist our products have a high quality handmade feel that makes our pieces unique and special. ”

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I am a big fan of Kura and Bree’s style and taste. Their attractive products are beautifully tailored and their selections of colors and textures are perfectly combined. A must have for a transitional atmosphere.   I have a feeling that Kura and Bree will be regulars on angeloondesign! AA

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Franco Crea – An Aussie Inventor

Franco Crea – An Aussie Inventor

Its been about a year when Franco and I discovered each other from social media.  Like me, Franco is from Adelaide and is first generation Italian.  His passion, heart, style, and craving to create are the reasons why we are working together to introduce his furniture in the USA.  Our goal is to manufacture certain collections in North Carolina to reduce lead times.  His outstanding reputation in Australia and his attention to detail distinguishes his collection from the main stream.  Elegant, sophisticated, beautiful, and tailored, describes Franco’s handcrafted furniture.  His Mesa stools can be shipped from Australia and delivered to the USA within 4-6 week . If you request more information on Franco Crea, contact me at angelo@angeloadamodesign.com .  More to come on Franco.

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Mesa table and Stools – Aesthetically light and durable. This compact laminate material provides the ultimate in beauty, strength, and practicality.  Designed to be used for indoor and outdoors, these elegant designed pieces are available in various sizes and finishes.
New Sofa coming soon by Franco Crea.  Exclusive look on angeloondesign.  More information to be released end of February 2018.

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