13 January 2012

Cut the Clutter: Getting Organized in The New Year

How are those New Year's resolutions working out for you? 

If you can't see your home decor because of the clutter, you need help. Consider these ideas:

1. Only touch a piece of mail once: Sounds simple enough, but if you only touch a piece of mail once – either to file it away or throw it away – you won’t have extra papers piling up. Use a file folder to keep track of mail you do need: bills, work documents, letters and cards, coupons, etc. Then toss unwanted mail in the recycling bin.
2. Make a plan to plan:  Your smartphone calendar is great, but it helps to write appointments and reminders down with a pen or pencil. Use an agenda or planner as a physical reminder of your busy schedule.
3. Pick a closet theme: No matter your personal preference, organize your closet by “theme.” Hang clothes, shoes and accessories by specific categories like designer, color, style or purpose.

Read two more great ideas on the A Bullseye View blog by Target. See: 
Cut the Clutter: Getting Organized in The New Year

12 January 2012

Boutique Design New York saw increase in buyers

More than 4,600 buyers packed the aisles for the second annual Boutique Design New York trade fair, an increase of 61% over 2010 registration, according to the organizer, GLM shows.

Co-located with the 96th annual International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show, BDNY featured 200+ exhibitors of high-end FF&E for hospitality interiors, attracting designers, architects and purchasing execs, as well as owners and operators who attend the IHMRS.

"This show has a very discerning audience," said designer and trend forecaster Stacy Garcia, who curated the Show's Trend Walk installation. "We're talking about a group of people who are educated, who know what it means to have a design aesthetic, who know what good design is, where the influences come from. These are the movers and shakers of the industry." Watch a short video round-up of the show.

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