I have plenty of friends who've commented on how "neat" I am when visiting my apartment — my mother was particularly impressed, score! But behind closed doors, polish is nowhere to be found. I like to refer to my shoe collection as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and for the life of me, I can't seem to keep my shirts and sweaters folded. The most shameful place, though, is my jewelry collection. I store my jewelry in two dresser drawers, and it's basically a big jumble of knotted necklaces and earrings that have lost their pair. I've tried the jewelry box thing but it winds up equally unorganized.
The answer, I think, is a jewelry stand. Particularly, a stand as display-worthy as Australian jeweler Polli's new jewelry stands ($90). The cute, whimsical pieces recall the brand's signature laser-cut styles, but they're actually made, locally, from salvaged timber and have natural grain visibility. My favorite is the Amsterdam Display, which is inspired by the tall, quirky buildings along the canals in Amsterdam — it even has a bicycle! But for Aussies, and those looking for a more nature-inspired theme, the native Gum Tree Display is equally adorable. Better yet, I can keep it out in the open . . . and you know how messy I get with things hidden in a drawer.