“I knew who I was this morning, but I've changed a few times since then.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
Whether it is by reflecting light, tricking the eye to create a sense of depth, or simply to compliment the surrounding décor, looking glass has long been used to enhance a space and magnify an individual's evolving style:
"The first mirrors used by people were most likely water collected in a some kind of primitive vessel. The examples of the earliest manufactured mirrors made from pieces of polished stone such as naturally occurring volcanic glass obsidian found in Anatolia (modern-day Turkey) have been dated to around 6000 BC. Polished stone mirrors made in Central and South America date from 2000 BC onwards. Mesopotamians crafted mirrors of polished cooper from 4000 BC, and ancient Egyptians made this kind of mirrors from around 3000 BC. Chinese manufactured bronze mirrors from around 2000 BC. Mirrors produced of copper and tin speculum metal may also have been produced in China and India. Speculum metal or any precious metal mirrors were hard to produce; they were very expensive and were only owned by the wealthy." - J. Needham
If you're anything like me, your design aesthetic can change on a whim. Some days you have a great affinity for contemporary, the next traditional, then bohemian, followed by classic before landing on earthy. If the most certain quality you know about yourself is your inability to make up your mind, welcome to the world of design - a wonderland filled with countless possibilities...a true adventure.
Not many pieces have the ability to reflect your individual style better than a great mirror. The following were a few of my favorites as of this morning (but don't be surprised if I have changed my mind a few times since then):
Be inspired...reflect your style of the moment, but embrace the changes.