My New Desk


Wood is generally the best Feng Shui element for a desk.
It’s grounding, brings focus and collaboration.
My new desk is great because it’s both rectangular and rounded so there is sharpness and softness for good balance.
I’m looking forward to setting it up in it’s proper place…
Stay tuned…

Spider Haven


We have recently been house hunting in the Santa Cruz area. We’ve seen some pretty scary places with some really bad Feng Shui. One in particular up in the mountains caught my eye.
Below is the name of the property:
“Spider Haven”
I kid you not, and it was a spider haven!
If you are going to name your home, think very carefully about what image you want to portray, and what you wish upon your property.

The Eye Has It


Choosing art for your home
In Feng Shui, sometimes the cure is worse than the ailment. When we Feng Shui our space, we are told to balance elements, add colors, pay attention to what we put on our walls. Being an Art History major, I love to see art in a home and see what people like to choose to decorate their space. That said, your choice could be extreme and down right uncomfortable! This is an installation in downtown Dallas, The Eye.
Too big to fit in my house, it is compelling and a little (a lot) intimidating.
Choose art for your home that speaks to you but doesn’t overwhelm the space or you and your guests.

Pineapples are hot!


I’m seeing pineapples on shirts, sheets, pillows and in home decor.

The pineapple is a symbol of welcome for the home, and a nice element boost in Feng Shui.
The pineapple below is from my line, Hinkley Lighting, and is an element mix of metal (the frame) and water (the glass)and some fire from the lightbulbs. This light would be perfect for a front door in the West or Northwest.

It’s so perfect, I may need to put it by my front door located in the West.

Keep Work Out of the Bedroom


Having a desk with your bills, computer and work is one of the fastest ways to kill romance. The fastest, by the way, is to have a big tv in your bedroom.

Consider removing the desk if you can relocate it, or, at the very least, get a desk that can close up, like a roll top desk or armoire and a partition so you are not facing it while sleeping.

Seeing Red…


Red, long the color of romance, is appropriate in reasonable doses in your bedroom according to Feng Shui. If a little is good, a lot is better does not apply here. Feng Shui is about Balance.

A pair of red candles is good, but you must light them and they should burn fairly equally.

Red artwork, preferably with a pair of something depicted in it is good as well.

A pair of red pillows, great!

No red beds-that’s too much.

Too much red and somebody will get burned.