Inspired by the shapes of nail designs, Al Jazeera’s correspondent in Washington, Ryan Smith, was inspired to make a living room design that is inspired by nails.
Smith was inspired by the living room of his mother’s home in rural Australia.
She told him that she used to take a nail trimming class and had a group of friends who would bring in their own nail art for a class.
He used to make nails, too, but now that he has a few friends that are into it, he is keen to try it.
“I would say my mother was very proud of her nails.
It was like she was making a living from them, which was nice, and it was just a beautiful thing,” he said.”
It was a way to get the nails out of the way and have something to hold on to and to keep them in.
I really like it.”
He said that the concept of using nails was very appealing to him and his friends.
“I’m very much a minimalist, and I’m not a big fan of the term minimalist, so I just thought it would be a fun way to bring something that was a bit more interesting,” he explained.
“So I thought, well, how about a nail art class that is not as formal as a nail-trimming class, but still had a very interesting and creative theme to it?”
The living room concept was inspired from his mother.
He said that he wanted to be a part of the conversation that was happening in the room and the conversation was that if you have a lot of people, the nail art is a great way to share your ideas and to talk about your ideas.
“If you’re not in the studio with a group or a lot going on, the nails are not necessarily going to be your best work,” he added.
“What I really wanted was a place to be able to be like, ‘OK, well I am in a room with my nail art, what do you think?'”
He said his mother had a large group of people in her home.
He said it was a big part of her life, so the nail designs were just a way of sharing them with others.
“Her nails were always very beautiful, she had this collection of them.
So I thought the way that we could be in a group and share her nails with each other, it would just be so much fun.”
It is not just about nails and design, he added, but also about community.
We were always going, ‘What’s this?'””
And the way in which she would use the notes, like a book, or a notebook,” he shared.
“We were always going, ‘What’s this?'”
He told the Al Jazeera story, and the crowd of people who gathered around to listen, was not about nails.
“That was a very beautiful way of communicating,” he laughed.
And the ideas behind the living rooms are not just for people in the family, but for those around the world.
The idea is to have a sense of community, and a community is important in today’s world, and we want to be part of it.