If you want to stretch your design vocabulary, you might consider attending the Dwell on Design conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Put on by the San Francisco-based Dwell magazine folks, the seminar descriptions include sentences like this:
“Not all designers set out to achieve the Platonic ideal in a concept for a chair, but few would argue that the promise of synonymy with a beloved design object does not motivate their process.”
Go ahead. Look up “Platonic ideal” and “synonymy.” I did, and I learned a lot.