more of this tomorrow, norrgavel ….
After having some days at the hospital with my youngest daughter, after an operation, It really made me think of how the interior should look to speed up the healing process.
Of course all the functional needs for employees at the hospital have to be respected, but I still think that working and creating interior seen from a childs perspective help them having a better, less boring stay at the hospital…..the hours can be very very long with all the pain or waiting for help….
Colours, furnitures, lightning, details, storage, furnitures adding to the play, guest’ , the storytelling, and so on, I really would love to re-think the interior and design of the childrens departement at the national hospital i Greenland.
Recently I had contact with my old colourteacher from my study, which have been designing a lot of hospitals and nursing homes, I look forward to benefit from her huge knowledge and experience.
What I really thought was both nice but also a little bit too much was while we ended the surgeryroom, they had three huge screens running with cartoons, plus all the other things going on with doctors, nurses and preparing her for the surgery, a huge amount of input for a little soul….
I thought if they instead had lovely pictures in the ceiling, soft light and music, calm nurses, all with hightened sensitivity for the situation, sleeping in would have been more nice….
Designing hospitalspaces which help us all to move toward getting home would be the best….Home IS the best…coming home is the best healing…good to be home again…
I have been longing for a new bed for a very long time, now is the time….and its going to be this way, futon style….the futon matresses have been developed over the last years and have become super quality if you not have been growing up with a cottonbed.
I like the idea of on a daily basis to put away the bedding after sleep and use the room in a different way…so thats how its going to be…
But I havent decided whether or not Im going to have tatamimats, I love them, but its still creating a totally different look in my bedroom…lets see before the day ends waht I have decided.
I just fell in love with these beautiful swedish wooden stack and buildingtoys snego, made out of dumpster wood. I know that smaller children probably would find them more attracting than my big girls…but they are so beautiful.
I have plenty of Waldorf toy at home, and I find them so lovely, but I still think that my girls are drawn to plastic things, and that´s okay, so a mix of both worlds works in our family…but these little blocks would look so nice as small art items in our livingroom.
enjoy these nice spaces…I will write something tomorrow…..
Wonderful weather in Greenland, warm the last couple of days, where we are having all our meals outside barefeeted and shortsleeved. Which makes it a challenge to work inside, but nevertheless I’m having a project designing two different city-maps including hikingtours and its such a wonderful project, which accumulate so many ideas and thought processes. So its a double-edged sword….I try to do both in a balanced way…
Have a look at all these really nice maps, super design, and the colours are great….
and yet so simple, funny and adorable….