There’s always a lot going on in the kitchen -- collected recipes to try, grocery lists to write, maybe a postcard from a favorite restaurant. (The downside of many stainless steel refrigerators: Magnets don’t stick.) The panel here is a wooden art board, available at art-supplies stores; we customized it with a metal sheet to hold magnets and coated it with chalkboard paint for jotting down notes. Leather straps are used to hang it, and as a sleeve to keep a piece of chalk within easy reach.
Your memory may not be what it used to be (whose is?), but it doesn't matter as long as you can search your computer and email for reminders and backup. Try these systems for efficient filing and retrieving.
A home is a place of comfort -- a nest you return to from the outside world. But any busy home looks and runs better when rooms are streamlined and organized. Using clever and stylish principles, adding color and character along with space for storage and display is simple.