GET AFTER IT
At some point, if it hasn't happened already, you will be jolted out of being the bystander to your life.
For some, this occurs in their later years, but for me it took place at age 20 when one of my best friends died on the side of a Colorado mountain as the car she was in careened off a 100-foot cliff. It happened again 15 years later when another one of my dearest friends lost a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
These were defining moments, not just because the loss was incomprehensible. It was because those events triggered something deep and rousing inside -- something that screamed at me until I woke up fierce and fired up to get after it.
No more sleepwalking.
No more taking any beautiful moment for granted.
And we all have our assignments. With the special gifts we've been given and the circumstances before us, it's our duty to do something, ANYTHING, to positively influence this place in which we live. In my case, the coasting has been over for a long time. I push tirelessly to make sure I'm fully present in my relationships, my work, and my personal growth. There's no sugar-coating and sometimes things get intense, but my life is real and raw and it's never felt better.
Death without warning is horrible to experience, but often that's exactly how we start the process of living on purpose.
New Mantra Blocks at THIRD FRIDAY
Introducing a deeper, more emotional version of our decorative Mantra Blocks. Sometimes the most helpful messages in our life need to be more pronounced, more bold for us to truly feel them. Prototypes in a blackened finish, featuring select words, are now available in the Susie Frazier Showroom, making their way online soon! This is a limited batch for now, so stop by tomorrow night from 5 - 9 pm for the THIRD FRIDAY art walk, and be one of the first to own these dramatic home accents. $48 each.
Entertain With Earthminded Style
Looking for some inspiration from the Rust Belt for your next dinner party? Explore Susie's organic-industrial aesthetic in person at her showroom and see why this designer is making waves in the Forest City. A long rhythmic centerpiece made out of driftwood candleholders harvested from Lake Erie pairs with hot rolled steel chargers and napkin rings from the manufacturing industry in Cleveland. Topped with magnetic Intention Blocks featuring one inspiring word that encourages your guests to share a related story that holds meaning for them. These are the elements that make for memorable nights with friends.
Rust Belt Serving Tray
Established in 1933, National Engineering & Contracting Company, based in Strongsville Ohio, was the 17th largest bridge building contractor in the United States before it was sold in 2001. Several years after the transaction, Susie was able to acquire thousands of National’s weathered wood boards that were used in the construction of various public works projects across the country. Today, that raw material is used to fabricate several of Susie’s product lines including this sophisticated serving tray. Accented with a steel plate insert and cut angle iron for handles, you won't find a cooler gift with an American reclamation story from the Rust Belt. Made to order, $120.