How do we find inspiration when we can’t travel, or to listen to each other’s stories, or to feel each other’s energy face-to-face? Do you find yourself searching to remember what it felt like to see the summer desert sun setting, to feel your body dip into cool water? Maybe the place you’re missing the most holds a different kind of tactile memory right now.

Nothing replaces the connection and energy we feel from being with other people, whether from a crowded room or from a missed best friend. But what human beings know intuitively is that through “place”, that is, being in a special kind of environment which feeds our souls and minds, we can also feel comforted, or excited and inspired. Through design, we have the power to express who we are and decide what kind of places we create for ourselves.

Sharing a recent finishes board, exploring the textures, pattern and colour of the desert.