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Provocative Design: Pushing boundaries of a creative class with Design Porn


Unleashing the Artistic Soul

Do you wake up each day, running your interior design or architecture business, feeling the freedom and passion of an artist?


I ask because, in my humble opinion, the design and architecture industry has shifted. What was once the realm of the creative, the avant-garde, and the daring has transformed into something corporate—a structured "j.o.b." Sure, there are exceptions, pockets of unbridled creativity that still persist. Yet, as I survey the landscape, I see an industry in need of rekindling its flame, reigniting its passion for pushing boundaries and daring to be bold.


Think about other industries; they have outlets that push, stretch, and redefine their boundaries. Take, for instance, the world of Playboy. When a celebrity receives that call from Playboy, inviting them to feature in an upcoming edition, it prompts a moment of contemplation. "Hmm. Am I comfortable with this? Is this a milestone? What lines am I willing to cross? What do my boundaries look like, both physically and mentally?"


Now, let's talk about our industry. We have an abundance of magazines—Architectural Digest, Luxe, Modern Living, Country Living, and the list goes on. But do any of these publications truly challenge comfort zones, stir up innovative ideas, or provoke thoughts that push the creative community beyond their limits?


Consider the phrase:

"Design Porn."

If it immediately elicits a reaction, good. It means you're beginning to feel something. Design and art are driven by passion—by deep emotion. Design, like art, should stir, challenge, and yearn to break free from the confines of your skin and mind.







Enter Design Porn—a lifestyle digital magazine curated exclusively for the design and architecture community.


Our mission? To rekindle that feeling. We converse with designers, architects, artists, celebrities, and influencers, delving voyeuristically into the recesses of their lives. We uncover their hidden, dark, and secretive stories of inspiration, process, and fears. Why? So that as a community, we can realize that our individual quirks are not as peculiar as we imagine and that collectively, we're a mosaic of unique designs.


Design should be messy. It should embrace the untamed, boldly explore the taboo, and fearlessly venture into realms of fetish and sex. Why? Because this is how trends are born. This is how we truly understand the pulse of humanity. This is how we test the limits of the human animal.


Decoding Design Porn

Now, you might be wondering, "Design Porn? What's with the name?" It's not about nudity or explicit imagery. It's about baring the soul of design—the raw, unfiltered essence of creativity and innovation. Think of it as an artistic striptease, peeling back the layers to reveal the passion, the stories, and the hidden corners of the creative mind.


Design Porn isn't your conventional glossy magazine. It's an entirely new realm—a digital sanctuary exclusively for the design and architecture community. Here, we aren't just showcasing beautiful spaces or the latest trends; we're diving headfirst into the creative process. We're unraveling the tangled web of inspirations, fears, and unconventional thoughts that shape the work of artists, designers, and architects.


But how does Design Porn work? It's an invite-only platform, deliberately crafted for industry insiders and aficionados—a space where the unconventional meets the extraordinary. We invite thought leaders, mavericks, and boundary-pushers to contribute, but it's more than just about the contributors. It's about creating a gathering place for the design community—a forum to exchange ideas, challenge norms, and ignite conversations that have long been left unspoken.


Why should the design community join this movement? Well, simply put, because it's time to break free from the chains of convention. Design Porn isn't just another publication; it's a revolution—a chance to liberate ourselves from the mundane, the expected, and the safe. It's about embracing the uncomfortable, dancing on the edge of societal norms, and inspiring a new wave of creative thinking.


Join us in this audacious venture. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a rising star in the design universe, Design Porn offers a platform to share your voice, your visions, and your untold stories. It's a call to action—a call to push the boundaries, explore the uncharted, and redefine the very essence of design and architecture.


Together, let's journey into the depths of creativity, unshackle our minds from the ordinary, and create a legacy that transcends the conventional.



Joseph Haecker

Editor-in-chief









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