William Morris said “have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful". Have a look around you home. How much of it is truly useful (and not chances-are-it'll-be-useful-one-day useful, but properly useful)? Or beautiful? How much of it is just stuff, loaded with misplaced nostalgia and good intentions, hanging on simply by virtue of the original price tag? Get rid. Simplify. And how best to structure this sudden rationalisation of your life?

Simple. You need Vitsoe's 606 Universal Shelving System. Look at it there in all it's minimal, modular splendour. Just imagine your desert island possessions nestled stylishly on those Dieter Rams-designed metal shelves.

Useful. Beautiful. A grid for living.

This originally appeared in Gym Class Magazine #7.