Welcome to A Layered Life, a blog centered around my life and the many layers it involves. It's also a play on my style and design aesthetic, which has been characterized as being layered and eclectic. I am not a minimalist. I enjoy pairing contemporary and vintage pieces. I value both the modern ideas and classical school of thought and I can never leave a surface unset or vignette unstyled.
Reading this you may be wondering why start over. For me though, it took some soul searching and thought to decide that as I partake in this journey to the west coast, writing in Fourth Floor Walk Up no longer seemed relevant. Not only was I going to shift the majority of my life out of New York, I was also moving into rental cottage that is only one floor. On a very personal level, moving out of New York is really difficult for me and my identity as a designer and creative. I love New York and the inspiration and drive it has given me over the years. It's a challenging place to live but it has also made developing my career in a sense, feel easy. Or at least that's how I perceive it. I have had the opportunity to meet so many amazing people and to learn from so many wonderful experiences. Being able to have the chance to edit out things to do and events to partake in is definitely a luxury that I understand not many cities can offer.
My move to Seattle will be a challenge for me in the sense that I'm going to have to learn the lansdscape of the city, in regards industry and personality. Which means, I will need to be open and present for this new home. Also, I believe in order to move forward I would have to lay the platform that is so centered around my life in New York, to rest.
So here is it is a new place to discuss and document my soon to be very complicated life. Complicated I say, because not only am I planning to build a life in this city, but I'm also developing a business in both cities on both coasts. Union Adorn is my passion project that allows me to build a career on the work that I love. This blog, is side project also driven by my passions, yet it's a place where the pressure is removed. It's a method of practice, where I can commit to working on it daily or weekly, or perhaps monthly. It's not perfect or print ready, yet it will hopefully as with everything I intend to do, be good.
Thanks for reading.