Day 28: Expanding Your Horizons

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Growing, changing, evolving, isn’t that what life is all about? If you read my goals for this year, then you know these things are a big part of who I am and the path I travel.

I think pushing your boundaries — whether it’s in a design sketch, a presentation or a blog post — can help you to grow and to see things in a new light.

I’m continually inspired by people who step outside of the box and introduce us all to new things. That’s one of the reasons I love Serena & Lily’s Bazaar. This fabulous collection of authentic “one-of-a-kind finds culled from markets and shops around the world” (as described on their site) is truly one of the coolest things out there right now.

I love this idea, because everything is so unique — just like the personal items in your home make it unique to you! Shopping here is just like scouring a Paris flea market or getting to meet a designer in an African marketplace. The Serena and Lily site has truly expanded their horizons with these finds!!

One other thing to note — not only do they bring you the goods, they bring you the story behind the art and how it’s helping others.

It’s impossible not to read or watch these tales and not fall completely in love with these brilliant pieces and the artisans who create them.

How are you pushing the envelope and expanding your horizons?



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One Response to Day 28: Expanding Your Horizons

  1. Pushing is such a descriptive/action oriented word. Boundaries implies limits. I like to use the words stretch and limits to describe the same thing.
    To stretch ones limits… To step out of ones comfort zone… That is where the real fun is.

    One of my favorite quotes…

    Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency. Remember that our sons and grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us. Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty. Think big.

    Daniel Burnham, Chicago architect. (1846-1912)