Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Thailand Inspiration

As some of you know, I recently returned from an exciting trip to Bangkok & Phuket, Thailand. Admittedly, I had no idea as to what to expect, however, after seeing some of the most interesting and beautiful monuments, temples, and statues, I realized that inspiration truly does come in all forms.
Here are some highlights of my Thailand design inspiration trip:
I especially loved the soaring columns and extremely high roof lines.

Bright, vivid colors were around every corner. At first glance, they might seem a bit too much, but I learned to appreciate the combination of the bright gold combined with reds, blues, and greens.

This temple was captivating: from a distance it appears to be several spirals full of textured stone. After closer inspection, you can see the individually placed mosaic tiles and rough hewn patches of concrete applied to give the spirals their unique look.

Modern architecture contrasts with the ancient structures and statues

I love the vertically growing plants in this mall

Hotels have always been a great source of inspiration. I always try to pick up a new idea when I visit great hotels. The hotels in Bangkok and Phuket delivered nicely...

Wood is a nice touch in almost any space, especially here where a traditional material marries with concrete and tile in to form a modern, yet warm structure.

These are adjustable wood panels hung by wires inside of metal tracks. So cool!

Hotel bar with hanging light bars and sculptures. There are almost too many great things in this space to count!

Huge metal sculptures catch the eye in the hotel lobby

Teak walls and floors with a platform bed

Antique ceramic garden stools that are the model of many modern interpretations.

Nature is always the best source of inspiration:

Truly a fabulous trip with lots of eye-opening experiences...
'Till next time....