IDEAS inspired by Art
Walking through a gallery the other day, I was stopped suddenly in my tracks by a wonderful painting, titled "Ladies of the harem bathing" by Hermann CORRODI (1844-1905). The inspiration from this artwork alone allowed me to
think of a new way of designing hotels where the swimming pool would be
the focal point in the design.
You would have your hotel room leading out onto your personal balcony which has its own steps leading you down into the cool water.
From the comfort of the balcony, you can organise for a massage, get into that great old novel by Raymond Radiguet, order your food and drinks (with the telephone easily accessible from your room), play chess with your next door neighbour, or just lounge around whilst paying homage to the Sun God. And when it gets too hot, there is always the pool at your fingertips, literally!
How does one distinguish their black nondescript suitcase from others at the airport, without stickers plastered on your suitcase, or a bright ribbon attached to the handle?
If you are in the suitcase business, I would seriously think about incorporating artwork. If I was looking for something a bit avant-garde, a bit art-decorish, I would probably go for a print by Tamara De Lempicka; if I wanted something a bit ancient, then I would turn my eyes towards Lawrence Alma-Tadera.
The good thing about this idea is that with technology these days, you don't need to limit yourself to Monet, Picasso or any other artist. The choice should be up to the customer. The artists are numerous so the choices shouldn't be limited.
You don't need to have a warehouse stocked up with goods of pre-made "Monets" or "Picassos" and cross our fingers in hope that they all sell. Days have long gone when ships were used to carry our wares, or wagons used to deliver the goods to the customer.
Individualise your surfboard.
If AC-DC is your thing or Metallica, or you just want a timeline of all your surfing adventures on your personalised surfboard; then this is an area that a budding surfboard-maker could venture into.
If you were to market it, I would try this line for size:
No more room on your body...
Exhausted the ink from the tattoo parlor...
Hate the tattoo that you got a year ago...
And if you're not satisfied...
Then why not let us design your surfboard with your specifications.
Why don't you...
buy a fruit tree for your sick friend, instead of the usual chocolate box or bundle of flowers on your next visit.
Sometimes the best medicine can be found in Eve's garden.
For information on workshops, look under 'house furnishings'.