Thank the stars for music. Music are essential tools of taste. Let me share a secret on how I get into the groove for understanding designs and what consumer wants and desires are. Its simple I play music. It has helped me to understand see the world in a different way. Music allows me to express beauty, rhythm, and movement. It has also allowed me to see the world of others.
When I chose music I chose a lens through which to view the world. And when it comes to design and thinking about what hand knotted rug suites what environment I first turn to music. In my case my world is a mix of jazz, world classical and opera. Then I get lost in the music and somehow as I do I begin to see colorful geometric forms and patterns that match the music. It’s as if my eyes have been opened and I have been invited into a world I had never seen.
In music, the rhythm can slow down and speed up, pause or sustain a tone, leap, or even freeze for an instant. I just go deeper. When this happens I tie into a concept similar to Gestalt’s Law of Continuation in that everything has its own natural rhythm. In that state I meet the muse and then I can make my choices of colors, designs and patterns. Truly my creative muse is the music.
Next time you find yourself stuck when choosing a rug or even art or area rugs for your lifestyle turn to music and your music’s palette will help you will find the colors, textures, patterns and graphic forms to guide you in your choices.
Remember color, pattern and design are expressions of music. The best guide I can recommend for you that will help you chose the right area rug for you is music. Chose it well and listen carefully.
PS while you may not a Synesthesiac I do believe you will appreciate how music can trigger colors. It does for me, Listen to a little bit of how Music Unleashes Rainbows of Color. Click on the Music Unleashes Rainbows of Color and enjoy. PS I am not Synesthesiac but I think we all experience it to some exten t and music is the trigger.
Taste and design are odd creatures. They ebb and flow to the market and memory. Marketers whose craft it is to manipulate desires and tastes and to feed the economy are constantly restless and fine tuning desires. For them its change. But in all of us there is a stronger code and less restless code which is our family code. We all remember what our parents loved and grandparents loved. They are are our trust and comfort zones.
Whatever your parents loved I will predict, and I am open to correction, that you will go the opposite direction.
As I said taste and design are funny things. We hear the marketers but our family ties are stronger than the lure of marketers. I just bet your sensibility is stronger to your grandparents sense of design and taste than your parents. As Lewis Mumford said “the commonest axiom of history, is that every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers”
The beauty of Persian rugs is they contain all the passions. Persian Rugs carry 1000’s of years of history passion, conflict, love, and tranquility. Read them carefully- and never, never compare Persian rugs to machine made area rugs. In the many styles of Persian Rugs those that embody classic passion and tranquility, tribal world beat and yes even jazz and rock. No surprise there. Persian rugs are scores of histories. ( PS check my article on Tribal and Jazz in the archives)
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