TO BREAK OUT OF YOUR NORMAL FOUR WALLS: BUILD A FIFTH. BY KRIS HORMAN
Let’s paint a picture: think monkey bars, rock climbing, sidewalk chalk, and neon lights; there, you have a picture of what I want to create for my house. When I visualize my future house, I see abundant stimulation, entertainment, and plenty of thought space.
I see large sections of my walls given to rambling thoughts scrawled in chalk, post it’s scattered amongst rock climbing holds and hanging seating areas, and a space that can adjust to any kind of mood I need to stimulate. I see multi-functional furniture that can fold into seating, hang from the ceiling, or even attach to the wall.
As I allow this picture to marinate and develop in my mind, I find ways to get started even before I get a house. I just built a fifth wall in my apartment that leans up against one of the original four. This wall has shelving and hooks behind it for my bags, it fits snug against my desk, and collapses down into a 7×5 foot table when I am entertaining. It also provides a whole new level of possibilities for me to sketch and let ideas flow when I cover it with a roll of paper and pull out my sharpies. This wall is the first start to my future house and a way for my room now to keep my creative juices flowing.
I am looking for stimulation, entertainment, and plenty of thought space. I won’t be confined by the four walls my mind is made of, I will make a fifth, and keep on building.