We went to the ocean yesterday. It was surreal to be in Chicago in the morning and in Santa Barbara, California – my hometown – in the afternoon. What a thrill! Coming to the ocean is part of the homecoming. Just being beside the waves, walking in the sand, and entering into this watery place is grounding. It connects me to nature in a profound way. The touch, the wetness, the seaweed smell, the extreme light, the reflection, and colors of blue – they are all here, they are all living art, and they are a source of great design, I think. Nature really is the ultimate creator and muse. It’s good to be home.