Friday, July 31, 2009
While flipping through the November 2008 issue of Domino magazine, (sometimes one must reminisce! :) I focused my attention on the editor's introduction letter, a written piece on how the very word "luxury" and its meaning has changed over the years in correlation to the ever-changing world and societies; How luxury can refer to something rare, special or unusual, monetary value aside; How it depends on personal preferences, the time in your life and lifestyle. To one, luxury could mean a simple bouquet of wildflowers, to another it could mean a Tiffany's ring. Often, what one finds special/beautiful will define what luxury means to them.
Each design creative involved in producing the magazine wrote a small caption of what luxury means to them. I found many of them interesting, some practical, and some exuberant. Here are a few...
"A place for everything, everything in its place"
"An old-school Leica film camera"
"Not being in a rush."
"A Cartier Love Bracelet."
"A George Smith sofa is like the Birkin bag of home decor. I don't own a Birkin, but I bought a George Smith sofa because I can sit on it every day!"
"There's something about the size of everything in Italy. The glass of wine is small and so is the order of spaghetti. Here, everything is too big, which is about value, not luxury."
So now I pose the question, What does luxury mean to you?
I hope you have a wonderful weekend, filled with moments of little luxuries...