I originally thought of calling this blog “The Elements of Style “(you all better know your Strunk and White!) but that name felt like it would imply that the blog is only about fashion. And there already is a blog called Elements of Style and it is about fashion. So there.
I want the range of topics to be much broader. By using “elements” as the subject, it implies that each topic is really only a part of another whole. For example, if I am discussing a particularly graceful kitchen tool, it is only one element of my kitchen, simply a part of what I include in my home. If the topic is about new architecture in my neighborhood, the buildings I talk about are only a part of the larger whole. The perfect white shirt is only one element of how I adorn myself.
At its heart, the blog will be about design. Design is very important to me and I am very passionate about it. It touches nearly everything in my life and all of my choices as a consumer. I consider the design of everything that I purchase: furniture, lighting, clothing, air purifiers, kitchen appliances. The articles with which I surround myself, especially lighting, furniture and interior design, lead to a comfortable and satisfying home atmosphere. And some things make me extremely happy.
I intend to discuss the style of each of element, how it relates to us and explore its social and cultural implications.
But, have no fear; fashion will be a big topic. It is a part of me. A big part of me. And a big part of my friends. Hee.