December 28th, 2007
Objects can be suitable to their environment depending on where and how you look. Here at Bibelots Design we like to apply the mantra of Lady Mendel: Proportion, Simplicity and Suitability. This was her view of how to judge good taste. I think it’s safe to view Lady Mendel’s mantra of good taste as a view of beauty. Beauty depends on the context and Lady Mendl would look to see if all three principles were there to understand it in situ. One must look from a broader perspective to see if something is suitable.
My Holiday Wish for us all is that when we , “I need a…” The next thought would be, “Do I need it?” Then if the answer is Yes think about where one could find it locally. Eschew the Ikea, (it will always be there) and take the time to find something more thoughtful.