My favorite architect Louis Kahn once said that "Every building must have its own soul." One of his most famous projects, The Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, has an effervescent soul that speaks loud and clear. When you walk into the space, your attention is immediately drawn to convergence of the architecture and the landscape. His formal gestures are clear and focused - towards the sea, sky, and sun. This "intellectual retreat," designed for Dr. Jonas Salk, inventor of the polio vaccine, is animated through the relationship of the architecture and the natural elements, creating unbelievably beautiful shadows, reflections, and spiritual moments which really make you stop and become more aware of yourself and your surroundings.

I adore the crop top from H&M that I am wearing because it too has simple, clear, and focused geometries, and will forever remind me of Louis Kahn's eye for proportions. Both buildings and garments come alive through the inhabitation of human beings. As stand alone elements - a garment on the rack or a building in the distance - they are mysterious and unknown. Only until we wear the architecture do we really understand their beauty and grace.


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