"..you are a very avant-garde designer - beautiful."
Parker's Alley Place, Stockton, California
My current restaurant client and I did a preliminary walk-through of his almost completed space. He said with a big smile, "you are a very avant-garde designer - beautiful," I have heard the term before, but had to look it up. “Avant-garde (French pronunciation: [avɑ̃ɡaʁd]); from French, "advance guard" or "vanguard") is a French term used in English as a noun or adjective to refer to people or works that are experimental or innovative, particularly with respect to art, culture, and politics. Avant-garde represents a pushing of the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo.” [Wikipedia]
I will take that compliment any day of the week. I ALWAYS design every space with a bit of fun and excitement. I want you to walk in and smile. Look forward to albums and videos of the work in progress and the finished coffee house.