combined & juxtaposed!
"the sky's the limit, man!"
Interiors Now! Volume 2. (here)
(I'm heading for the beach tomorrow with a stack of new books and magazines)
"Periods in the past are very much linked to distinctive prevailing tastes. The early 20th century was dominated by Art Nouveau and Jugendstil, the 1920s and 1930s by Art Deco, and the 1990s by pared-down minimalism typified by the likes of Christian Liaigre and John Pawson. In many ways, the first decade of the 21st century saw a reaction to the latter. We have witnessed the return of pattern and wallpaper.
We have re-embraced a certain exuberance and rejected the mono-style “total look”. Instead, pieces from different periods and vernaculars are combined and juxtaposed. Another trend has been the development of “design as art”—one-off or limited-edition creations produced by galleries that sell for astronomical sums..."
read forward to the book here...