IN THE AMERICAN WAY OF SAYING THINGS FAST: FASHION FADES; STYLE STICKS. FASHION COMES THROUGH PURPORTED ADVICE FROM MAGAZINES AND CRITICS; SOMETHING YOU ADOPT. STYLE, THO UGH, ISN’T SOM ETHING THAT YOU APPLY, LIKE HAND CREAM. IT COM ES FROM WITHIN, AS AN EMANATION FROM YOUR OWN BEING. IF IT SEEMS A BIT DEVILISH, MAYBE IT HAS TO BE TO CAPTURE RIGHTLY THE WHOLE YOU.
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This is one reason why I enjoy interaction with people as they make major transitions in their living spaces. Human s are perpetually confronting or constructing turning points; and major changes in living space always indicate transitions are happening. The ones I witness are transitions that people have chosen for themselves. It is exciting, and a totally human event. Whether you are packing the crates for a move to a new country, unfurling the blueprints for a new house you designed yourself or had designed, or simply changing the mantel art , change always indicates a point of attention, and what we focus on changes us. As the American poet John Ciardi said, “A man is what he does with his attention.”