~We often ask ourselves why we travel. Why we put ourselves out there, endlessly lost, wandering around an unknown world. Why we lust for adventure, the search for new humbling perspectives.
Perhaps, the reasons we crave this everlasting voyage exist within our covert love for design. At a glance, design is an element in which exists with our arts; our architecture, paintings, sculptors, inventions, writings and music, and so much more. The more we travel the more we experience this beautiful celebration for creativity.
However, when taking a closer look, we see that design is a fundamental element in which exists in everything created by man, and perhaps even, everything ever conceived in nature. It is our thoughts and efforts manifested into physical reality. And only when we search beyond the surface do we find that design is omni-present. It exists within the cultures of the world, the people we meet, the alluring marvel of nature. Searching for design in the less obvious constructs of humanity forces us into a place of deeper contemplation and encourages us to find a way of belonging.
As an aspiring architect and a photographer, I am constantly yearning for the inspiration the world has to offer. To touch the rich walls of an ancient cathedral, to gaze out upon the seemingly endless acres of prosperous pine trees along the north-west, to look into the eyes of an island villager in Indonesia – perpetuating the vernacular practices of the generations of indigenous people before him. Traveling empowers us to humble ourselves and see ourselves in a different light.
YUKON ventures the world of story telling, providing a guide for the creatives of the world. Crafting inspiring stories of the architecture, cultures, and people of the beautiful world we live in, while building a connection with those who share a mutual yearning for everlasting adventure- as the great American novelist put it
“I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.”
-Herman Melville’s Moby Dick .
A journey to the Great Yukon. A memo pad to keep with you for your own journeys. ~