Feng Shui Modern
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So if I were to name one problem with this book it's that he saves the anecdote about he got into the Feng Shui business to the afterwards when it should have been in the forward.
Ponies at the Edge of the World is a heartfelt love letter to the beauty and resilience of these magical ponies and their native land. Feng shui is just about making the most of your spaces, no matter how awkward or small, or whether you own or rent. The main door you use – the ‘mouth’ of your house – isn’t necessarily the property’s original one, so if you use your utility or side door more, that’s your main door which should be celebrated and respected. My mom has nagged us about our furniture placement all our lives, citing feng shui rules, but this book made it seem less esoteric and more commonsensical, and I love that! I’ve been taking Mr Tan’s advice and moving things around in my apartment, and I’m feeling good results!
If you don’t have a separate study room, then you’ll need to create an office area elsewhere, and in the living room is preferable to the bedroom. I can see myself using this book over and over again as a reference when styling and designing my home.
In Feng Shui Modern, Cliff explains the concepts of feng shui and then uses expert tips and practical diagrams to show – room by room – how our own styles, colour palettes and furniture can be used to maximise any environment. An enjoyable and informative read that gave me clear ideas about how to rearrange my furniture and make the most out of my space.This is the key to unlocking the power of this ancient practice: once you understand the logic, your application of feng shui will work every time. While I think this book was so helpful that I will likely get the physical book from the library to go over certain aspects again and maybe take some notes, the parts where he talked about where to place toilets and other things that would have to happen in the building stage of a house or in an expensive, extensive remodel are not so much relevant to me. If the sofa has to ‘float’ (rather than be against a wall), a low console table behind it offers rear protection. In an increasingly cramped world, a modern guide to opening up your living space – and your life – using the ancient principles of feng shui.