Ok, I am a re-organizing fanatic. I feel like each time I re-organize, it’s like a “reset” in life. I think it’s important to shift, re-organize, and edit your space every once in a while, providing you with a new outlook and atmosphere. I’ve been battling my bedroom bookshelf for sometime as this is the first thing I see when I wake up. The challenge living in a small condo is that you only have so much space to work with and you have to utilize your shelves where you can. Here’s the before image below, (please excuse the horrible camera skills). I felt the shelves looked “uneven” and the entire unit was too “top and bottom heavy”.
I began playing around with the items and used a few very … more …
Tea cups are no longer used just for sipping on yummy tea. These beautiful cups can be used in many ways and they shouldn’t be hidden behind cupboards.
Martha Stewart re-uses her tea cups and makes them into candles. Great has gifts and also fun for home DIY group projects.
You can also use them as planters for small sized succulents and set them along your windowsill or on a book shelf.
I like using them to organize my jewelry. The pink one up top was a MOR Cosmetics candle and the one of the bottom was a vintage tea cup candle that was given to me for my birthday by my dear friend, www.rebeccatay.com. I used boiling water to clean out the cups and now display them on my dresser … more …
Ready, Set, GO! I would like to share some of my ideas for those of you that are still scrambling and looking for some last minute holiday gifts. Just some random stuff I’ve grown to become very fond of and I hope it gets under one of your trees.
I want to cuddle up by the fireplace in this cashmere sweater by Valentine K. I’m diggin’ the leather elbow patches. Did I mention it’s also a Canadian based brand? Stellar! Retails ranging from $305 - $325.
Available in Russian Gold and Silver, Alex and Ani’s expandable bracelets are personable and can be worn with anything. A sure fire hit this holiday season and only $21. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer or secret Santa gift.
Living in a small apartment means … more …
I am truly excited to get this interview up this month on Interior Designer and Photographer, Gaile Guevara. She’s obviously very talented and I absolutely admire her style and her work.
How did you get into what you are doing now?: As a kid I was inspired by my father and his love of using only the best graphic art tools. I was spoiled with using Pantone felt pens on quality vellum while my kindergarten classmates played with Crayola on craft paper. My artistic side was influenced by my father who was a graphic designer and technical drawing specialist for Albertan Oil companies, developing machinery in the tradition of manual drafting before computer software. My father is an inspiration for his attention to details. My education roots stem from a … more …
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Amy Chan is the Director of Marketing at www.KiwiCollection.com and a columnist/blogger. To read more of her blogs, visit www.amyfabulous.com