How I Expand My Design Horizons!

Jun 16, 2017 | Home Style

To know me is to know that I am not one to sit still and think I know it all already. If I stop learning and experimenting, I can’t function. And in the realm of creating a new paradigm for feng shui, where design is concerned I am always looking to grow.

Whether it’s learning about new finishes, new materials, new practices or new products to flood a space with sensory greatness, I travel as much as I can to find the best of the best that is evolving.

Next weekend, I don’t have to travel farther than LA Convention Center to see the Dwell on Design show and I’m super psyched to learn and stretch my own limits!

Sustainability is on my mind. As much as I would love to see Christiane Lemieux and Meganne Wecker talk about their gorgeous textiles projects, furnishings and even 3D printing (!!!) I am scheduling myself to see Christiane talk about green design (folks: this is what matters the most in our world!) The “Ethical Design: Fair Trade and Sustainability” talk on Saturday morning is my first stop.

I need to learn from heroes. Design, in my life and work, is game-changing. It’s life-changing. It’s the invisible and visible ways an environment, a piece of furniture, art, even a great pencil can change your mood and your motivations. To say that I am beyond thrilled to hear Bruce Mau talk about his 24 key design principles that he applies to his work with major brands is an understatement! Ready for the text about this talk:

“At the end of this session, you will be able to:
1. Explore the power of design to generate positive influence.
2. Interpret the key design principles founded by Bruce Mau to infuse into your projects.
3. Discover personal leadership traits and cultivate leadership skills in other people.
4. Apply design thinking across a spectrum of work. ”

I mean… omg!!!

And, of course, there’s some great shopping (!!!) at Dwell on Design… all local, artisans, a festival of aesthetic makers… and the products to see are so charming, I will have my camera ready. Shopping locally and sustainably is amazing feng shui, and investments in handmade quality and excellence are always the most radiant, full of story and all-round amazing.

Plus… there are three pre-fab and totally fab(!!!) homes fully contructed and waiting for a tour!

Needless to say, it will be a super-big weekend first official weekend of the Summer!!!

Always keep learning, keep growing and keep stretching your limits!!!

Want to join me at Dwell on Design? It’s June 23-25th, and you can get tickets HERE.  (You can promo code THETAOOFDANA for $5.00 off!)

xoxo Dana




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