Blending, breaking, bending is how creativity grows, according to David Eagleman at Stanford University.
Curiously, a quick internet search of blending, breaking, bending turned up the following:
Repetition Leads to Brain Pruning – Your Message Might Be a Lullaby (Management Craft)
Bending, blending & breaking (Axis Web)
How Your Brain Takes Good Ideas and Makes Them Better (Psychology Today)
Blending Genres, Bending Time: Steampunk on the Western Frontier (Taylor & Francis Online)