The designers guide to Ikigai

I have been pondering this concept of Ikigai (ee-key-guy) for a while since I stumbled across this image of 4 circles intersecting. It’s a Japanese term meaning “ a reason for being”. It’s about finding happiness and living your life’s purpose. I was immediately...

Bigger is not always better. Life lessons learned in the Big Apple

It seems like almost another lifetime ago. My ambitions of becoming a fashion designer landed me right smack in the middle of Times Square. Quite frankly, I don’t remember how I got there. Well, obviously I took a plane, but what was my thought process of leaving my...

Get anything you want. My quest for the perfect piece of wood.

In May of 2017, we decided to undergo a pretty large kitchen renovation. I had “lived” with the old kitchen with the chipped laminate countertops, rotted out backsplash and peeling vinyl cabinet doors for long enough. I felt it was time for an upgrade. After going...