The Tidy Home

What a bad blogger I've been these past few days. I find blogging is like Pilates. You skip a workout, then another... Next thing you know you can't even claim that you exercise/blog because you can't remember the last time you actually did the hundred/posted. 

But this morning I realized that I miss playing around with images and making little layouts with cute type. Much more than I miss any of those excruciating ab crunchers. 

So here I am with images from the Japanese Muji site. The Muji style is very aspirational for me. I don't know if it's possible for me to neatly edit my furniture and decorations like this ... or just keep my home super neat at all (I'm so comfortable with the, uh, lived-in look). But I sure like looking at their catalog and shopping their wares. If you're near Tokyo Station or Ginza you really ought to check out their gigantic Yurakucho store where there's a fun model Muji House on site. 

I hope none of you are sitting next to your computers with your DIY kits. Truth is, I've been a little lazy with my projects these past two weeks. But promise I'll be back with something, sometime. Until then! 

All images via Muji website. 


Anonymous said…
Hi Vanessa. Love the images. In my experience, with children a house can look cool, but never neat . . . unless they are at school and you tidy up while they are gone, but as soon as they come home. Wham! They are like little tornadoes leaving disruption everywhere they go. Put pillows or blankets on the couch? They make forts out of them or houses for the cats. Have an arts and crafts bin? They take everything out and leave tiny bits of paper and glitter and glue drops on the table and floor. But it is best not to worry about the messes and marvel at their creative minds instead. --CWS
Vanessa said…
Haha. I haven't seen any forts yet. Can't wait for that. The worst is when I think all the blocks are put away and then I step on one. Ouch. Either that or the banana peels that I find hidden in corners and behind furniture.
Anonymous said…
I always enjoyed stepping –– barefoot –– on tiny, spiky little Barbie high heels embedded in the carpet.
It's probably not realistic to aspire to a home that looks like the ones in your images if you have a normal happy family.
Your blog is very clean and spare, though. Lovely layout!
Vanessa said…
Yes, my blog is the only thing I can keep tidy ... and pink.
cyb√®le said…
i love your pilates analogy. i have the same problem keeping up with my blog. i just discovered yours and i really enjoy it and your artworks. i look forward to more posts!
Vanessa said…
thank you! you've inspired me to get a new post up very soon!

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