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All in Inspiration
Let me insist, before you read this post, that I am not a holiday card scrooge. I love holiday cards. I really do. But...
I'm inspired by art and design. My latest Stand Up Inspiration focuses on three artists and a lamp that helps you to focus.
I just spent 25 minutes looking at office supplies I really don't need. Poppin is a line of office supplies in every color of the rainbow. They look good enough to eat!
The empty room. You know that feeling, after you've signed the lease and been given the keys to your new place, and you take one long look around before you head home to pack? For me, it's a combination of excitement for the new space and dread over the moving process.
When I read the title of Oliver Sack's essay in the NYT a few weeks ago I thought I would only be saddened to read what he would say about being terminally ill. Instead I read what amounted to a celebration of the time remaining to him and gratitude for the time he has left.
Guess what? I’m big in Japan. Ok, maybe not me, Rascher Marie Alcasid. The organizing / simple lifestyle ethos and home organizing industry is on the rise around the world.
A week after the winter holiday is a good time to reflect. Resolution talk is all over the place. It's on the local morning channels at the gym, every single magazine I subscribe to has a feature on resolutions and keeping them.
I’m serious about my work. On the outside, it may look like I'm just this stuff organizer, helping folks resort their stuff in endless bins, all the while waving my label maker around.
On the heels of a recent post about living the good life with kids, I began to see a flurry of advice for overwhelmed parents. Seems I'm not the only one with an impossible dream to live in peace with small, organizationally deranged humans who leave a trail of toys wherever they wander.
T, The New York Times style magazine, has more writer's rooms. In case you didn't know, I have a thing or two for writers and the rooms where they work. These rooms along with the artist Xu Bing, below, are today's Stand Up Inspiration.
Just a short note about fighting the good fight against the kid's mess in our home (sticker covered, grease spots on the couch, mangy walled, tattered furniture, trail of crumbs in every hallway, parents around the world, you feel me?). Aim high. Aim for clean floors and clear counters smudge and free light switch plates. Clorox commercial clean. Yes, I'm serious.
I happened across this article a few weeks ago. A photo essay by John Spinks of six established writers in their work spaces. Blurry-eyed and tired but still browsing the New York Times app on my phone when I should have sleeping. Then my eyes popped open because these photographs remind me of one of my favorite books of all time, Jill Krementz's photos of writer's at their desks, called The Writer's Desk.
I was very excited to see the recent Applied Design exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. On view until January 31, 2014, the installation showcases about 100 objects from the Museum’s collection.
I've been following the charming and amusingly self deprecating Ursus Wehrli for the last six months, watching his Ted Talk and talk on Typo Design. I loved both volumes of Tidying Up Art. Then he came out with something right up my alley: The Art of Clean Up: Life Made Neat and Tidy.
Why review of an out of print book? Simple - I absolutely love this book. I keep going back to it because I just enjoy looking at the work environment of favorite writers.
Hello. I'm back. I was away for bit, two months to be exact. A very long pause. My whole family went up to the northern Catskills for the summer. It was sublime.
When I laid eyes on the photo above, I took a long drink of a look. Then I read the article about Donald Judd's 101 Spring Street. While I can't say I could reduce all my things to this level of minimalism, I can say that his home is an ideal worth living up to.
I find inspiration, everywhere really, but mostly in the design, architecture, literary and art world. I love it when I find visual art that touches on my work as a professional organizer because it hones my skills in subtle, but necessary ways.