Le Papier Studio makes modern and elegant silhouette creations, and recently, owner Vana Chupp upgraded from working at home to a brand new studio and office space. And from the looks of it, she totally nailed it.
I've always been jealous of the flexibility of the french memo board - you can organize paper without poking holes, and include other items among the ribbons that can't normally be supported by cork boards or magnets.
But, they do have a particular aesthetic, and one that doesn't much work for my home office...or the fact that I'm a guy. But this bungee-cord take certainly solves that problem, doesn't it? It's sculptural, interesting, and...
What could be cheaper than using beautifully colored origami paper to make perfect wall art? It's geometric, it adds texture and, if you can make it look this good, it's practically free. A series of designs could be hung to give your wall an art gallery feel. But you need that wall for storage? Well, look what we have here - a giant sized origami wall unit that can multi-task as both art and storage...
It's easy for the kitchen to get disorganized. For me it happens when I'm in a hurry to put stuff away--groceries, dishes, linens. That's why it's not a bad idea to take a critical peek inside your drawers, cabinets and closets every now and again. To help us get our galleys in ship-shape
It doesn't matter to me if celebs get the DIY Network to organize or can pay someone to organize their garage, I just love seeing chaos converted into order. (And since when does authentic DIY involve polished, TV ready mimbos and bimbos with a team of experts? I'd like to see real people work through these messes. I don't get that at all)
Mail. MWT has a thing about it. It must be sorted and 'dealt with' as soon as it comes into the house. I agree, but sometimes I don't want to be bothered, which is why I let him handle it. When I saw Bright and Blithe's DIY mail sorter, I thought, 'Maybe I should make him one.' And then I thought, 'Naw.' It's still a cool idea, however. Especially for busy family types with a mud room. Can't you just picture it in a mud room?
When the floors are filled, the walls covered, and the closets brimming then, my friends, look to the space under the stairs. DIYLife has collected three clever options to squeeze some extra storage out of your existing space. "The area beneath your stairs is a common household dead zone, but it's actually the perfect place to stash your stuff...." Provided, of course, there's not another staircase under it. :)
Project 1: Under-the-Stairs...
When it comes to clutter, are you an innie or an outie? I'm more of an innie, but in some circumstances I'm an outie. Confused? Let me explain. According to ShopSmart;), an innie is someone who likes to store stuff in closed containers for a 'clean and tidy look. The outie, on the other hand, worries that they'll forget something they don't see, so they like to organize things in plain sight. Still confused?
The holidays are over. Have you left your wrapping supplies in disarray? Did you stock up on paper and ribbon for next year and have no where to put it? Have no fear, Centsational Girl is here with a sensational diy wrapping paper and ribbon organizer. These are the supplies she used, all found at Lowes:
Tin cans are pretty. Especially when they're grouped together, as evidenced in the picture above. The maker saved a bunch of them up, peeled off their labels, arranged them into a pleasing shape,
There's nothing like seeing something online, and instead of reaching for your wallet and hitting the Paypal bookmark, you head to the hardware store (where you'll eventually reach for your wallet, but the total will be much less) cause you're about to make it yourself.
The Stash storage system is one of those projects. These modern honeycombing cylinders hold your office supplies, cosmetics, crafty bits...even silverware. And when you make it...
Quick, close your eyes. What's on your nightstand, right now? A book? Remote control? Lotion? Watch? Bobby Pins? Alarm clock? Newspaper? Wallet?
Elizabeth found some crap on the curb and turned it into craft/tool station. It started with a railing from a crib. Or maybe it was from some old shelving. Either way, it inspired a very nice project. Other stuff she used to complete the project included:
Those living and working in tight quarters will always agree... the trick to making your organization work? Vertical storage.
The same rings true in workshop, basement, craftroom, or garage. Getting your gear onto the walls leaves you more space to work, keeps your spot clean, and provides inspiration and a reminder of all the tools at your disposal. Those clever folks at Apartment Therapy are certainly hip to such a technique, and provide five...
The Nest offers some handy worksheets to make life a bit easier. The one that caught my eye this morning was their Style File. Basically it's a take-with-you-when-you-shop worksheet
No matter how I try to not pick up my office for work, I simply can't be productive in a chaotic space. Whether trying to be creative, efficient, or just less distracted, I simply need a clutter-free, accessible space. So, these twenty-one tips from Real Simple seem perfect for folks just like me, AND for those who need a bit more structure in their workspace.
Have you ever noticed there are no linen closets in hotel room bathrooms? That's because they have these things! And now anybody get get towel towers, not just hotels.
Sure, we could use bits of tape and just write 'paper shredder' on it....but these little Dotz are so much more stylish...and the cat won't chew on them either.
(This is one of those 'why didn't I think of that' things.) Aaron was reorganizing his filing cabinet and decided to save himself a lot of time and paper by cutting out the colorful letterheads of his bills and such and adhering them to individual folders. As Aaron might say, laziness leads to invention once again!
Rachel had some fabric, and needed a project. Rachel eats cereal, and needed a reuse for the boxes. Get where she's going with this...?
"I decided that some funky, colorful storage bins were just the ticket. I really wanted these bins to be as “green” as I could make them, so I brainstormed with my fellow urban-nesters, as we often do, to find a way to construct these by repurposing something from around the house. We came up with cereal box...