White space, often referred to as negative space, is the untouched portion between objects.
It is an important element of design which enables objects to exist… the balance between positive and the use of negative spaces is essential to composition.
In design, I like to start with a clean canvas. During the process of adding in elements, a space will sometimes take on more than it needs, so it is necessary to eliminate or take away all that is not useful or necessary until a design can stand on its own.
Just as in design, I find it essential to seek the white space…in my life… for it is in this space that I can relocate my balance, focus and direction. It helps give me clarity to what is important in my life and what needs to be eliminated.
Like most designers, I am always seeking new ideas, researching new products, reading all the wonderful blogs with all the most recent in trends and opinions, working with clients I love and wishing I hadn’t wasted time on others and dealing with life in general… eventually… there is just too much. And just like in design… I find it necessary to peel away the layers of unnecessary elements that keep me from being my best.
Have you found your white space?
(Photo from Booka Shades - In White Rooms)