Most of us have been settled into our rooms for a whole semester now, a couple of weeks for some, but it's never too late to spruce up your room for the New Year! There are million different easy things you can do to organize your room, clear up the clutter, and make your space as effective as possible.
Always losing your keys? Easy enough. All you need for this project are two things! Any old frame and screw hooks. Drill a hole on the inside of the frame wherever you want the hooks to be placed and the screw them in. Hang it up on the wall by the door and there ya go! Lost key no more!
Need a calendar but hate having to buy a new one? Simple. You need a plethora of paint chips (just drop by Lowes or Home Depot) and a larger frame, depending on your paint samples. Cut the samples down into squares, as close to the same size as possible. Paste the squares, in whather color scheme you should choose, onto a large piece of white paper, leaving some space at the top. Put the paper into the frame and just use dry erase markers on the glass.
Got a clutter of cords? Can’t tell one from the other? All you need are binder clips and bread ties to clean up that mess. Take the bread ties, indicate which cord it goes to, and place it around the base of said cord. Take a binder clip, thread the end of the cord through the handles and pin the clip to the side of your desk. Now, instead of reaching down and untangling, all you do is grab it and plug it into your computer. Quick, easy, and painless!
Room missing a little flair? Well, it’s easy enough to glitter up the most mundane of items. Candle holders, jam jars, an old Iphone case that’s lost its pizzazz, literally anything can be remade and used once again. Just find your local craft store, stock up on Modge Podge and glitter in whatever color suits you and it’s as easy as mixing the two together. Just put as much glitter in as you want on the item your covering and paint it on with a foam brush. It may take about three coats to really get looking perfect, and let dry. Then set it on your desk and refill the candle holder with a light, the jar with pencils , and the case with an Iphone. Simple glitter and glam.
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Face it: You can’t be good at everything.
Over the past few years (basically my whole life), I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that I simply cannot draw. I love clothes, and I can imagine exactly the outfit I want to wear and would love to create, but trying to translate the image in my mind onto a piece of paper just doesn’t work.
For example: Instead of drawing a simple, chiffon, ombre tank top I envision wearing as a day to night look, I end up drawing a boxy shape “something” on a disproportionate figure that relays no sense of movement, and makes me think my six-year old cousin has more artistic talent than I do. My dreams were shot of ever being able to draw outfits until I discovered the work of Elvira ‘t Hart.
As a young, Dutch designer, her unique talent of translating 2-D sketches into 3-D outfits is impeccable, and although her line may look unfinished, I definitely view the clothing as wearable. When I first saw her sketches, the shape and design process was clear, but the imperfections and constant use of straight lines had me wondering how she could actually create garments that resembled these sketches.
I have to admit I actually had hope for myself when I saw her sketches; how hard can drawing outfits created strictly of repetitive, straight lines be? Well, drawing lines is the easy part; the hard part is translating these lines precisely into clothing. The garments she creates are basically exact replicas of her sketches, leaving open space and unfinished strands as the main focus of her work; t' Hart uses her design aesthetic to produce a variety of pieces from dresses to blazers to bralette tops.
Although some may view her garments as impractical, I view them as a form of art we've yet to see become popular in the fashion industry, making t' Hart a designer to look out for.