Decorative Wall Tile at Spiegel.com
by Anna Yu
My favorite cleaning chore to do when I was in elementary school was to go outside the classroom with some chalkboard erasers and whack them together to get all the chalk dust out. Not sure if my nose and lungs liked that very much, but seeing the clouds of dust seemed so cool. So when I thought about organizational tools for the home, I thought about chalkboards! The simplest way to go is to get a chalkboard wall decal that you can stick onto multiple surfaces without damaging your walls. The Peel and Stick Chalkboard can be arranged with just one at a hallway for reminders and notes or you can group multiples and cover a whole wall. I also love the Sabrina Basket & Chalkboard Labels for easy storage from anything like kids toys or your toiletries. The best part is that nothing is permanent so just a swipe can erase your words. Take a look at my slideshow to see more!
City-life excites you -- that's why you pay the big bucks for a little apartment in the heart of one. "Cute", to you, are vinyl records. Your collection of unique, retro knick-knacks, like kitty-cat clocks, define your living space in a way that lace drapery defines Martha Stewart's. And forget Martha Stewart ... a peek at your casa shows more chic and contemporary mogul-essences, like "MTV" and "Dan Humphrey". You think all of the colors match, so long as they're used sparingly amongst your blanket of industrial chromatic colors. Layers and accessory-overload have always been part of your outfit -- because you've got so much cool stuff to show off. You're casual enough to admit that your favorite piece of modern art is a magazine, but your space says you're more sophisticated than the average person, merely for your display of current pop-culture artifacts. You like your coffee black (which you excessively sip to your very seasoned playlist via designer-sound system that features both DJ Tiesto and The Beatles back to back) because you've already got enough flavor in your life's cup. Your top bookmarks are EQ3, UrbanOutfitters, and IKEA -- just to see what other cool junk you can use to spice up your sharp abode. This post is for you, Urban Junkie. Skim through the slideshow for a documentary of your eccentric metropolitan style!