Vintage Corvette Love
As you get to know me, you’ll soon discover why it is incredibly comical—in fact belly busting funny—I of all people love a vintage Corvette. I barely drive, not because I can’t, just more because I do not really like to. And if I must be honest, I am a rather terrible driver as all who have ever driven with me can attest to. On top of that, cars are generally just not my thing, I really do not care about them. But…I am madly, deeply and forever seriously in love with my neighbours 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray. It is one of two ever built with the Sunfire Yellow exterior and the white interior, and it is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.
When that little baby comes roaring out of Greg’s garage, I squeal. Literally. I recently had the chance to sit in the car and go for a little spin and it fit me perfectly. I am now actually convinced the car was built just for me and would make me give up walking 15 kilometres a day to start driving everywhere. I realize in my rational mind, this could be a tad impractical in the winter in Canada. But what the heck, a vintage 1967 Corvette is not necessarily practical, it is inspirational.
People may wonder what a vintage Corvette has to do with design, but I think we can all agree inspiration for design can be found everywhere. The shapes and lines on this car combined with the stunning and rare paint colours are a visual feast. I have never seen a more beautiful yellow in my life and I see copious numbers of colours in my profession.
In fact, the shape along the side of my little corvette (I’ll refer to it as mine in this article) has inspired one of my latest furniture collections. You’ll have to wait until 2019 to see the collection, but I can say it is refined, shapely and sexy, just like my car.