Organize That Junk Drawer, Please!

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Everyone is entitled to a junk drawer. I give myself just one in the kitchen for any useful thing I need to have on hand. Pens, paperclips, matches, you name it! I have a slight tendency towards OCD. Keeping a junk drawer tells me I haven’t yet crossed over the line. However, when I think about a beautiful, clean, decorated […]

Hexagons: Time to Think Outside of the Box

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As you get organized this Spring, think outside of the box. Literally! Hexagons are a proven way to break flat spaces into little units most efficiently. Think of a honeycomb, the product of one of the most efficient creatures around – the honey bee! This is known as the honeycomb conjecture. We’ve compiled some of our favorite uses of this […]

Magazine Racks for the Mid-Mod Mature

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Just say no to stacks of magazines! Give your mental space room to breathe by getting organized. It’s good Feng Shui! If you’ve got periodicals and holiday catalogs piling up, keep them tidy with chic magazine racks!  They are a great way to add a little mid-century modern to your decor. Best Magazine Racks: Arthur Umanoff Since we’re pro-vintage, we prefer to support […]

Creativity + Children: Think Pastels + Feng Shui

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Photo courtesy: Brit Morin

Looking to embark on a new creative project or want to express more creativity?  Focusing on improving relationships with your children?  Considering adding children to your family? Pay attention to this area of the bagua and allow children to play a more meaningful role in your life. Use creativity in business situations to shape ideas or projects in unique ways. Everyone has […]

Health + Well-Being: Get Centered w. Feng Shui

Health + Well-Being Feng Shui | kitchen decor | yellow + green | Girlfriend is Better
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Anyone on a health kick? You can use the decor in your home and a few basic principles from Feng Shui to enhance this part of your life.  Your health affects the way you view what’s currently happening in your life.  It can effect whether a positive flow of events are able to reach you. Equally as important, eating healthy and getting enough rest […]

Helpful People: Attract Besties w. Feng Shui

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You’ve heard the phrase, “it’s not what you do, it’s who you know”.  Bringing helpful people into your life (and keeping them there) is vital to your livelihood and mental well-being alike!  Think of the friends you have who make you laugh and keep you going.  Or the acquaintance who connected you with your last job.  If you need a hand […]

Bagua 101: Your Space Mirrors Your Life

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In my first Feng Shui overview article, I showed you the bagua.  The bagua is basically like a blueprint of the nine energy centers in your home.  Our living spaces are reflections of our day-to-day living – when our lives are cluttered, our homes are too.  Any time you need some mental focus, clean up your area!  Just like we […]