Faithful to the Ikebana principles of minimalism, I compose my floral designs with few flowers. The reasoning behind minimalism is based on the fact that leaves and stems are better suited to express the three points (man, heaven and earth) that govern an Ikebana composition. Depending on the place where the arrangement will be used and the season, I may use a single gorgeous flower, which can be very effective in creating a pleasant aesthetic impression. But the focus of my arrangements is to recreate nature. So, as a rule of thumb, I tend to keep my compositions rather simple. As in Ikebana, simplicity and minimalism are at the heart of my designs.
5_Minute Home Improvement Tips _ If you want to improve the look of your home, you do not need endless free time to do it. With a couple minutes each day you can complete any one of the tasks listed below: Keep a small journal of ideas you would like to implement in your home. On a day where you have a few hours to fix something up, your notebook will save you the trouble of figuring out what to do or how to do it. A second suggestion: we spend so much time every day cleaning things that will have to be cleaned again tomorrow or next week. Each day, take a few minutes to take care of something you will not have to worry about again for a month or two. By taking a few extra minutes a day for this, you can keep your home looking great. Another thing you can do consistently with just a little bit of time is view new ways to decorate areas of the home. Online, in magazines, and even in department store ads are many ideas you may love to implement in your home. By taking a few minutes a day for each of these tasks, having a tidy and attractive house is much more attainable.