Design is a process of discovery. In our twenties and thirties, feathering our nests is done at a frenetic pace driven hard by biological needs and cultural conditioning. We go out into the world trying to build our identities. Fascinating objects, colors, and textures are all around us. It is intoxicating to bring treasures home that we have never possessed before. As time goes by, our nests become full, maybe too full, and buying more stuff is not as fun anymore. As disillusionment sets in, our false identities built through things gradually fall away, and we start feathering our nests based on other ideas such as love, reverence, sharing, and cooperation. Our homes then begin to serve as a place to nurture ourselves, honor our deepest values, and celebrate the people in our lives. We discover ourselves through design.