When surrounded by the urban jungle, reconnecting with natural elements can create an imaginary escape in order for one to experience comfort. Lingered Upon is the destination of relaxation that eliminates urban pressure by inviting users to linger around the imaginary garden. Using filtered sunlight and natural greenery, it is for one to discover and to eliminate stress. Lingered Upon is integrated into the Gladstone Hotel, and includes a café and a florist retail component complemented by the indoor garden. Given the busy downtown environment, to achieve urban comfort one needs a getaway from daily stress, which can be achieved by spending time in the courtyard, a momentary suspension from worries about the future.
Throughout the past three years of studying at Ryerson’s School of Interior Design, Lam’s vision and perspective have greatly expanded. Her personal definition of design is a space that can influence one’s experience. She constantly seeks inspiration from all kinds of fields and everything around her everyday life.