Your Moment of Zen: Things Organized Neatly

Sometimes, when my life gets stressful, or I have so many things to do and my attention gets so fragmented that it's hard to know where to start, I just have to take a half-hour or so, breathe, and clean my house. Being in an organized space helps my brain feel organized -- and in just the same way, there's something soothing about looking at pictures on this Zenned-out new Tumblr site, Things Organized Neatly.

You can see things organized by type and function:

Robert Guillot - tool wall (1998) from my previous studio in Brooklyn

Things organized by size:

The yarn I’m using to knit my sweater. Before I dyed it, but after I unraveled it from the old thrift store sweater it once was.

Things lined up just right:

Things at nice right angles to one another:

And on and on. Now doesn't that feel better? Heck, I might make some of these my desktop wallpaper.

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TASCHEN
Everything You Need to Know About Food in One Book
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If you find yourself mixing up nigiri and sashimi at sushi restaurants or don’t know which fruits are in season, then this is the book for you. Food & Drink Infographics, published by TASCHEN, is a colorful and comprehensive guide to all things food and drink.

The book combines tips and tricks with historical context about the ways in which different civilizations illustrated and documented the foods they ate, as well as how humans went from hunter-gatherers to modern-day epicureans. As for the infographics, there’s a helpful graphic explaining the number of servings provided by different cake sizes, a heat index of various chilies, a chart of cheeses, and a guide to Italian cold cuts, among other delectable charts.

The 480-page coffee table book, which can be purchased on Amazon for $56, is written in three languages: English, French, and German. The infographics themselves come from various sources, and the text is provided by Simone Klabin, a New York City-based writer and lecturer on film, art, culture, and children’s media.

Keep scrolling to see a few of the infographics featured in the book.

An infographic about cheese
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An infographic about cakes
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An infographic about fruits in season
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