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23 Dec

Design Your World: A Journey to the East

“A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step” - Confucius    When I first moved to San Francisco from South Africa, I honestly knew very little about Chinese culture. At FIDM where I go to school, I made a close friend in a fellow student from Beijing. As our friendship has grown, I have had the opportunity to learn about where she comes from as well as scratch the surface of one of the most culturally influential countries on the planet. I learned that Chinese culture is one of the oldest, dating back thousands of years! I also learned about the fundamental and important role that Chinese people have played in weaving the fabric of the United States of America. From the...
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8 Dec

Design Your World: New beginnings

Every new experience in our lives symbolizes a new beginning.  In the city center of Denver lies a beautiful public art piece known as East 2 West Source Point.  It is inspired by Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and transitions.  It reminds us that as we approach the end of another year, now is the time to reflect back on the past and to begin planning for the year to come. As I reflect on the past year, I realize that with every new design that I have created, I have had the chance to learn about a new place and be inspired by a new story.  With all those new beginnings comes change. Jimmy Dean once said, “I can't change...
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