The Cleverest Awards 2021: 50 Solutions to Modify Your Lifestyle for the Much better

“This stool from Amazon is so helpful. The best and base both consist of super remarkable storage compartments, and I consider it is rather lovable hunting. I use it in my studio and frequently photograph candles on it.”Janie Korn, sculptural candle artist

“During the pandemic I moved my studio to my apartment. Rather than line my flooring in paper as I had ahead of and which seemed horrible, I purchased this Sorbus manufacturer foam mat that puzzle pieces collectively for tremendous easy assembly. It guards my flooring from the wax and arrives in a wooden grain sample, so it basically seems quite attractive for an active workspace. Plus, it is cushioned so if I operate standing up, I feel significantly extra aid in my ft and back again. It was a compact obtain, but it shocked me in the degree of aesthetic and realistic advancement it offered!”Janie Korn, sculptural candle artist

“I a short while ago acquired a piece by Megumi Arai. It’s a hand-stitched noren (standard Japanese hanging) manufactured of equally identified- and obviously-dyed fabrics from a current exhibit of hers. I have a powerful emotional bond to this piece for numerous causes: To start with, Megumi is a dear friend of mine, and her artwork observe has been significantly blossoming over the earlier calendar year or so, a little something that I am so joyful to see, and I truly feel so honored to be ready to very own a single of her pieces from this phase in her exercise. Secondly, noren hangings are applied to mark a changeover, not just in space but also time. I imagine it is secure to say that the earlier calendar year was deeply transformational for all of us, and so this symbolic piece is the ideal factor to mark this juncture. And finally, the aesthetic attractiveness of the piece, its shades, patterns, materials, and in general composition, just fill me with pure pleasure each time I glance at it.”—Sophie Lou Jacobsen, designer


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“I truly feel deeply linked to this kitchen area help. It is a vessel that can nurture and heal just about any knot in your abdomen and can also present vitamins we need to have in purchase to shift forward. I also like that it is an object that gathers persons jointly.”—Beverly Nguyen, stylist and founder of Beverly’s NYC