I Have This Thing With Floors
How many times do you happen to look at the floor beneath you? We remember the feeling of the cold floor, or the floor we slipped once, but it is too much to ask you to remember how it looked at that moment? Unknowingly they are the integral part of our lifestyle, the part that goes unnoticed. Pien van Wijmen, Joshua Jansen & Edith Beurskens aim to promote exactly this.
In a space, from a room to a hall and even a terrace we have all kind of flooring within our homes. Mosaic, marble, gravel, carpeted, textures vary. We might forget about them, but they are part of a building’s ideology.
In June 2014, Pien van Wijmen, Joshua Jansen & Edith Beurskens stated “I have this thing with floors when feet meet nice floors. Make a selfeet.” Started the community – I have this thing with floors.
The community soon started becoming more popular on Instagram, people tagging along in posting pictures entitled Selfeet (Selfie+feet) from all corners of the world. The result is an amazing photography album. The most beautiful scenery – from the simplest such as pool ledge – are selected on this account that includes pictures, certainly diverse, but aesthetically plesing.
We are constantly amazed and indulged in the architectural space, looking up to the finest details and scales. At the same time we might miss the art pieces right at our feet. This group, with the shared desire to promote nice floors, makes a fascinating compilations of designs that can instantly share the essence of the place. I never knew floors could talk!
So look down to the floor beneath your feet. Find it interesting? *click* and add to the album. The art of capturing the floors is not difficult, and the results are so engaging.
These captures remind me of various style, such as the European cafés and their beautiful mosaic flooring, to old palaces or historic sites. All are mesmerizing in their own way. In order to travel the floors around the world you should indeed have this thing for floors!
by : Sanjana Malhotra