Ben Holliday

We only notice what we notice

It’s May bank holiday in the United Kingdom. If you believe your television, everyone is decorating.

How things unfold

Once you paint one room, you recognise a greater need to paint the rest. You see all the imperfections in the next room. You obsess about things you hadn’t even noticed before.

It’s something to be aware of whatever your work. Whenever you do it yourself.

Focusing on one thing, feature, or detail of a designed space can change how you see everything else. A new insight can change your view of the world. Just as repainting one room of the house changes the rest.

We see things differently because we keep moving. Keep making. Keep changing. Keep learning.

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