I’m all about floor-furniture like the kotatsu, a 14th-century invention used in many Japanese homes all winter. It’s like the floor-oriented table often associated with Japanese homes, but with the added convenience of a heater and blanket. Sometimes I have daydreams about how awesome it would be to have one of these suckers. SO WARM. So cozy. None of the crampy discomfort of a western-style desk!
I’ve got a little floor-desk of my own going on, and this IKEA hack came just in time for me to play with.
I’m not an exercise buff by any means — the most I do is yoga three times a week, when I’m really disciplined about it. Most of the time my schedule (working from home + parenting a small child = I’m all over the place) makes regular yoga attendance a challenge. However, this doesn’t mean I don’t like to at least feel like I’m being healthy while I’m sitting at my desk for a few hours each day. To combat the overall feeling of ick that I generally get, I created this series of small exercises to do to keep my circulation up and spirit happy.
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Wanted: ideas for cheap and easy cubicle decor. Already considered: potted plants, pretty pictures, subversive cross-stitchnarf.
Do not want: Anything that smells or makes noise or blinks.
This is an embarrassingly simple project. Not a single item was purchased, nor a single tool used. I’m a hands-on, DIY kind of chick, but for this hack, you don’t have to be.
Traipse through the Rosenbaum’s New England home and wonder at the ingenuity of their thoroughly steampunked Victorian. If you’ve NEVER dreamed of a steampunk house, this is your post.
Plus — the BEST way to hang a TV. Ever.
Evita scored a neat old Singer sewing machine at her Goodwill. When it turned out it was beyond repair, Evita turned to her DIY-skills to turn her frown upside-down.