Out with the Old, In with the Feng Shui

OK, maybe “in the with the Feng Shui” is hyperbole. We have used Feng Shui as a guiding principle for years, but this week we’ve been making some drastic changes to our office – paint, new flooring, and accents around the windows. The accents are really cool. We took old pallets and cut them up to frame our windows. The wood was quite weathered and no longer usable for pallets but they are PERFECT for decoration.

If you aren’t familiar with Feng Shui, Wikipedia defines it as:

A Chinese system of geomancy believed to use the laws of both Heaven (Chinese astronomy) and Earth to help one improve life by receiving positive qi.

Some people will dismiss Feng Shui as “voodoo” or superstition, but we’ve found when things are in alignment, our creativity and productivity soar. If you’re interested in Feng Shuing your office, a good starter article is “13 Do’s and Taboos for the Feng Shui Office” on the Care2.com website.

While moving things around for painting and flooring, we’ve been on a cleaning spree.Take a look at what we found:

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Yeah, that’s a box full of 3.5″ floppy disks. Remember those?

As good as it felt to dump them into the trash bin, fear not! We WILL find a way to reuse/recycle them. We’ve already considered using them as coasters, but we’re open to alternative ideas (wall art? wind chime?) What are your thoughts? Share them in the comments section below.


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