My Houzz: Connecting Work and Play in South AustraliaMidcentury Kitchen, Adelaide
Photo: Jeni Lee © 2013 Houzz
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Focus on one task at a timeWhen we’re feeling like we’re constantly juggling tasks and jumping from one thing to the next but not getting any one thing done, we need to focus on one task at a time, not starting on the next thing until completing the first thing. We often hear about the irony of technology that’s supposed to save time but is counter-productive because we’re always trying to multi-task. By staying focused, we can often get a lot more done.
Rebekah is an avid collector of beautiful things; she uses an old printer’s drawer to display a collection of travel finds and gifts in the kitchen. A vintage Turkish tin is used to store tea, while framed butterflies, an original bus scroll in its winder case, a wooden fruit collection and a vintage Danish scissor light complete the vignette. The couple bought the ceramic ladies on a trip to Iceland.Wall-mounted boxes: Bonnie and Neil; clock: vintage, One Small Room; bread bin: Alessi; flowers: Fleurs de Nadia Flowers
4. Invest in clocksTry setting two alarm clocks or phone alarms 10 minutes apart to get everyone up on time. This comes in particularly handy if you’re a heavy sleeper with a tendency to doze off again after briefly waking up. Hang a large clock in clear view in the kitchen so the entire household has a good idea of how long until departure if you are leaving together.