I have had the marvelous fortune in my life to travel to twenty countries and plan to visit two more later this year. I have found that one of most beautiful things in my life is to embrace the unknown and the unfamiliar to discover perspectives very different from my own. I especially love Southeast Asia, in particular the islands of the Andaman Sea and Bali. I find it fascinating to learn about how others live and how they behave. My travels have had a dramatic influence upon my design process and the way I view the world around me.