Get Inspired For Monday With This Round-Up Of Design, Color & Culture!

color round up


It’s time for another Dana- Dana D. – to do the Sunday round-up of links, videos and images….stuff that has me so excited for the week I can’t wait to share it with you!   You’ll learn a new huge benefit of SAGE BURNING, see sone design that is WOW and there’s deliciousness & design in here, too!

It all starts with one quote today:


“Chance favors only the prepared mind.” – Louis Pasteur.

Let’s get you prepared for an awesome week ahead! 


Here are a few links expounding the importance of observation being a key component to discovery and design. How many of us are cognizant of what’s going on around us? Are we discounting everyday occurrences that can propel our thoughts and creativity?

TED talk – The Secret of Design – is great!
Brainpickings- The Art of Observation– is also inspiring.

design seeds

This is new to me, and I love it. They are design color palettes based on seeds and plants (love!)  I really like this and I hope to use it when I finally get to live in a permanent space.

olive tree


I would like to sit beneath this tree and read poetry, religion, and philosophy. –

I know I gave you popsicle stuff in the last weekend round-up – but I, for some reason, can’t get enough. I think I’m going to make these Fruit & Yogurt Breakfast Popsicles when I arrive in Alabama.

A language of whistling.  I can’t wrap my head or ears around this. Pretty astounding. I love how the whistlers vary the tone of the whistle by where in their mouth they form the sound and what facial muscles they use. Each tonal difference creates a new word and connotation.

hanging seat

Seriously though, how can a person not want to curl up and read in one of these Kodama Zomes all day long?

Smudging with sage may be more powerful than previously thought! Newly published data indicates smudging reduces pathogenic bacteria, such as Staphylococcus, in the room by 94% and continues to be an effective decontaminate 30 days later. There’s more on this HERE. 

You might find this interesting and fun- more art than Feng Shui – watch the video HERE. 

xoxo Dana


Dana D. is a perpetually curious professional life student, domestic engineer, and astronautical engineer by degree. She loves to explore new neighborhoods, museums, meet people, and pet strange dogs. She believes that all miracles are huge and that you never know what the day will bring – so be positive, happy, and grateful.

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