We've recently come across this article on a blog by Fast Company Design and found it quite inspiring and insightful.
It is an autobiographical essay on living a designed life, by Stefan Boublil. He writes about his desire to curate and design his life and the experiences he's had along the way. He discovered that stories are told primarily by the things we surround ourselves with, they are the first opportunities to express who we are to the outside world.
"Designing my life, not just my work, is what I now strive for on a daily basis, sometimes succeeding, sometimes failing, but always making sure that the decisions at hand are my own. That is worthwhile design."