One of the great things about having a two-year-old daughter, besides the obvious pleasure of the fun and innocence of a curious mind, is that I get to watch lots of my favourite old children's television programmes. My daughter is a big fan of Peppa Pig, which I also find quite amusing and I think that her favourite at the moment is Teletubbies.
On a particular episode of Teletubbies that we watched, they were playing with a door in a field. The door had a frame and a door but no walls around it and the Teletubbies could have easily walked around the frame but they didn't. Instead they had great fun knocking on the door and opening it for each other as if the only way to the other side was through the door. Somehow the existence of the door created imaginary walls that could not be climbed over or walked around. My daughter got particularly excited by the door and the constant opening and closing and did not find it strange that no one walked around. She also found it quite amusing to see the look of surprise on the faces of the Teletubbies each time they answered the door.
I don't know what it is about doors and the way our minds work, but clearly from a very early age we are programmed to pass through, rather than around, a door. Maybe a psychologist would have an explanation for this (a Blog for another day, perhaps). What I do know is that children are truly fascinated by doors.
I am delighted to report that all of us here at Doorsan are still excited by doors and new door ideas and designs.