Big things are on the horizon for us here at BRIKA! Our previously small team has doubled in size, we've moved into a brand new home and we are carefully planning and dreaming big for 2016 (we hope you are too!). In other exciting news, our BRIKA standalone shop on Toronto’s über-hip Queen West strip is now home to our very first, fully functioning office space. Be sure to check back here for updates as we will be sharing the transformation, from a bare-bones space to a beautiful office geared towards inspiring collaboration and creativity. Our team is also re-affirming our commitment to living a well-crafted life in 2016 by choosing an inspiring quote that that will shape the way we see our world for that month. Think of this quote as a monthly mantra of sorts – it will be the guidepost by which the content you’ll find right here on the BRIKA blog will be shaped. For January, “Revolve around the things that evolve you” denotes themes of personal growth, progress and change, a fitting way to kick off 2016. Progress is a huge one for us since it reflects the exciting internal changes that are taking place, but it’s also a value that’s woven into the very thread that makes up BRIKA’s core: the belief that we can – and should – continually look to change ourselves for the better in our journey towards designing a life we love. So, what kind of things evolve you? Is it the pursuit of knowledge, exploring your passions, or surrounding yourselves with beauty that inspires you to build a better, more evolved life? Comment below or let us know on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @shopBRIKA using the hashtag #awellcraftedlife and we’ll share our favorite posts on our social channels. Need some help kicking your brain into high gear for your year ahead? Check out our Creative Library for our top picks of inspiring reads that will foster creativity and motivate the mind. From how-tos on how to make good habits to a journal designed to help you cultivate motivation, we’ve got ‘em all!