Designing Your Space: Step One- Observation

The first thing to do in any space worthy of your attention, is observe. That doesn’t mean walk out, look around, jot down some notes and come back inside. It means be present in the space. Go ahead, grab a cup of joe, throw on a robe and walk outside. Go out first thing in the morning. Find a comfy rock or grab a camp chair to sit on. What is going on around you?

Observation takes time. The easy things will be observable right away, but sometimes the most important observations come to you when you are not looking for them. Patterns in nature may take time to recognize.