January is organizing month

Happy New Year!

Are you poking around your home and office clearing out accumulations of stuff to start the new year a few pounds lighter?

We are. And we’re coveting these cool modular shelves by Belgian-Dane Julien De Smedt of JDS Architects for Muuto. Perfect (or painfully obsessive) for the indecisive designer who likes to redesign.

Stacked shelving system designed by JDS Architects for Muuto, available at Design Within Reach

Julien De Smedt explains, “Our projects are humanly designed, politically engaged, financially viable, and structurally realistic.” When asked how he sees the “new Nordic” celebrated by the Danish company Muuto, De Smedt says it is “like an embrace of a southern culture with a northern rigueur.”

In three sizes and held together with strong steel clips, the shelves are the best design storage investment we’ve seen all year. Ha.

Might I recommend watching this neat video I’m now renaming, How Do I Shelve Thee? Let Me Count The Ways-?

Shelve it!

by Johanne

We’ve been talking about getting organized this year and there are some seriously sweet shelves at West Elm to get that home or office project started.

Angle Nesting Shelves, $99 for a set of one large, medium and small size at West Elm

Two sets make a great wall display.

We also really like these mirror-backed box shelves:

Mirror Box Shelves,$34 - $49 at West Elm

Looks great on its own, too

And more clean lines..

Modular shelves, $79 - $139 at West Elm

Modular shelves in black in a white cabana..

.. or tone on tone

Images and snazzy shelves from West Elm.