I worked for a company once that created a product that did not fit into a defined market segment of the time. They were not Product A market segment exactly, nor were they Product B’s market segment either. They had solved the “problem” different and came up with Product C which the industry did not track ~nor like because it did not fit into THEIR box. One of the corporate goals was to create a market segment for their product. It took five years but they did. Now, there are many players in that new and competitive market.
I feel that way when I try to explain what the Art of Home really is to people. It’s not just about home interiors, designs and decorating. Not that segment. And it’s not entirely focused on our self-care, inner being and wellness either. Not that segment. So to me it’s that same dilemma of creating a new term, a new something. Thus the art of home. It’s about both the inner and outer world of that place we call home. Read more
There is some period of time, usually at the end of the work or school day, in which we transition from the outside-doing-achieving-world, to the inside-more-personal-space. It’s reclamation time. What’s that?
1. The act or process of reclaiming.
2. A restoration, as to productivity, or usefulness
Was Archie Bunker’s easy chair the first incarnation of the Man Chair? Perhaps you want to surprise him the perfect Man Chair. Where do you start? Or you are the guy wanting to take the lead on finding that one chair that you claim as your own. My first piece of advice is open up your sources and set no deadlines. If it’s Monday and you want this chair for this weekend’s Superbowl Sunday, sorry but you are likely setting yourself up for failure. If you are at the Furniture Bazaar Warehouse for their one-day special sale, you are limiting your options and will regret it in the long term. Read more
Your bedroom, the place of rest and restoration. It’s your most personal space inside the home. It’s no surprise that when we are rested, we operated better during the day. We are able to present our best selves to others and the world. Let’s start the morning entry into the world. What do you see when you wake up and look around? Is there any daylight at all? If not, once you get a shade cracked or a light on, settle yourself back in bed and glance around, all the way around. What do you see? Are the items and arrangements of all the things that are a personal reflection of who you really are? Are there objects that inspire you or bring up a fond memory? Is your favorite color present? Can you see a piece of artwork that you are fond of? Let’s explore ways to ensure your most personal space indeed reflects and recharges the most personal parts of you. Read more
Do you ever feel in a rut? Need a little something to ignite some extra energy into you mood? The cure might be as simple as extra focus on a bedroom, a family room or a work cubicle. Here’s how to take one room and use that to recharge your human battery:
- Clean and De-clutter: Spend thirty minutes doing a deep cleaning by vacuuming, dusting, tossing unwanted and unused items, and finding items to donate. Make sure every thing has a home and belongs there. If not, do you need it? Read more