Studio Spring Clean and the Kondo effect

Dear Rustlers,

Apologies for the late blog post.  It's been a bit of a hectic week here at Urban Rustle.  We decided to do a little "spring cleaning" (yup, its Spring here in the Southern Hemisphere), and what better way than to re-organize our studio space.  This is where all the magic happens :-)

It's never an easy task to clean up and categorise delicate laser cut wood shapes, minuscule metal jump rings, and hundreds of coloured leather and cotton squares.  What's more - we're a naturally curious bunch here at Urban Rustle, so when we uncover a gem hidden in a drawer or box, our minds wander away from the task at hand, and enter Creation Mode!  As you can see, this often means cleaning up often takes longer than anticipated. Haha

We try to give the studio a good clean out at least once every six months, and smaller scale tidy ups once a week.  Lately, we've been partly inspired by the "Kondo phenomenon", that is Marie Kondo.  In particular, her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (2011).

Rustlers, have you read this? 

As the title suggests, it's a great read for those seeking a little guidance on organisation and removing the clutter from their lives.  Kondo's method centres on the idea that one should hold onto things that "spark joy".  At present state post-cleanup, everything in our studio sparks joy.  Does this mean we successfully Kondo-fied our space? You be the judge, Rustlers.

We took a little photo of our studio pegboard at the end of our cleanup.  Did we do a good job?



  • Can I just take that whole wall please? Haha, it’s just too cute!

  • Hiya Jonas, the New York display was bought in Japan. Cute, isn’t it?

    Hi Lexy, yes we can, get in touch with us via email :-)

    Urban Rustle
  • Hey, do you do wholesale?

  • Cute! Very nice way of organizing

  • Just wanted to say thanks for the beautiful packaging my earrings arrived in. I’m just tempted to buy everything in your store now. haha


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