|Think Pink! Photo by NiyaBas.com Photography|
We've been very busy of late juggling a few projects, working out some media strategies and specifying like crazy. To be honest, I haven't really been neglecting the blog - I do have many ideas swirling in my head that need to be penned - we just really haven't had the time to do it. However, I felt it only appropriate to come up for air for a few moments before the month ends to focus on a very special topic: the fight against breast cancer. "Hmmm," you say, "did Ishka Designs just hop on the pink bandwagon?". "YES!", we say loud and proud.
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Incident No. 1. While taking my early morning 5 minutes to flip through the mounting pile of magazines laying about the apartment, I came across this project by french team, Gilles & Boissier. It really didn't move me until my eyes fell upon the incredible glass walls lining the halls of french restaurant design renovation, (La Villa) all of which were...get this...PINK! I blinked a couple of times, after all it was early morning, then read the print. Yes, the designers chose to use pink toned glass panels to create visual interest and direction throughout the space. Brilliant! That's what I call taking a chance with color. But was that really how they saw it? Is the use of pink in anywhere other than a little girl's bedroom, really taking a chance? And did they really think that the color would attract enough attention as to lead people on a journey to discover the rest of the space? It got me intrigued...
|gorgeous, I think|
|pink glass perfectly offsets the mouldings on the limed wood panels|
|Pink panels inviting us around the corner|
|Photos by Eric Laignel for Interior Design magazine|
|Whoa! Is the universe trying to tell me something?|
|tough Pink Photo by Dave Meyers|
|Tami Chin, photo by Mark Lidell|
|The Editor-In-Chief office designed & drawn by yours truly, rendered by JuYoung and me. Pink accents inspired by Mark Rothko painting and drawings by Amelie Hegradt|
|Amelie Hegardt drawing|
|Black, white & pink inspired the interiors|
|Shared Office Space, group design, drawing by me, rendered by JuYoung|
- it's taking a chance, a leap of faith. Maybe so that we'll be led in a direction to find a cure fast, not just for this type of cancer but every.
- it attracts attention (it got me to really wake up that morning and to mentally jar our student critic's thought process), enough so that people want to take notice and do battle with it...fight cancer
- it's femine...and tough ...like all the cancer survivors and non-survivors...and Pink the pop star.
- it stands out amongst the grit and even the glamour (see the sign in SoHo)
- and last but not least, it's strong and edgy - much like any kick-ass Bond Girl, Tami Chin, the flower photo by NiyaBas.com, and much like the ongoing fight against breast cancer.
As for breast cancer and any cancer for that matter, do what you can today. Visit www.nbcam.org to learn more. A lot more.