You don’t have to have OCD to find organization appealing and even soothing. If the idea of organized objects doesn’t sound soothing to you, these images will change your mind.
Nature’s perfectly organized objects are naturally appealing.
The slices of citrus fruits reveal perfectly segmented circles divided into perfectly organized cells. Add the color gradient to the already delightfully organized fruit and you’ve got visual nirvana. See? Organization feels good.
Any objects, organized just so, can be a delight to look at.
Photographers, collectors, and stylists work together to create these images of perfectly organized objects. Anything can be their subject. Sometimes the most unlikely objects can be beautiful.
Of course, nature always provides.
These perfectly organized autumn leaves prove that adding organization to something that’s already pretty good makes it better. Suddenly OCD makes more sense.
Four thousand years in the making, and one swirly, makes this image perfect.
This is from The British Museum. It’s an image of 4,000 years worth of different currencies. Think of all the hands and lives these coins touched! And now they can rest in organized perfection.
Sometimes the world seems to organize itself.
How pleasing is it when nothing is out of place? One misplaced umbrella would ruin it all.
A collection of random objects can come together to make something special.
Blue objects that have been found find new life as a neatly organized still life. Why is it so satisfying? No need for questions. Just enjoy it.
You don’t have to be a shoe person to appreciate this perfect closet.
But if you are a shoe person a little bit of you died of jealousy. Isn’t it beautiful?
The most humble objects can be beautiful with a little bit of organization.
I’m not saying ice cream is hard to sell on it’s own. After all, ice cream! But laid out like this it’s even more appealing.
Sand art counts as objects arranged neatly, because each grain of sand is placed just so.
I don’t know why symmetry and pattern is relaxing, but it is. I could watch this all day. Thank you to the people who create these perfect patterns.
A collection of perfectly placed objects couldn’t be complete without dominoes.
This domino placing machine is perfect. I’d like a machine for every type of object in my house. Think of all the neatness!
More dominoes, because of course we need more dominoes.
The steady hand and patience required to create such a perfect domino pattern is breathtaking. I could never do it. All that work for one shot at knocking it all down. But when it works, it’s amazing.
Ever look at a spent match and think, “I could make art with this?”
It’s simple and obvious once you see it, but takes a creative mind to come up with the concept. These matches are burned and then arranged just so.
Remember the game Q*bert?
Can’t you see that little guy hopping all over this image? Of course, he’d wreck the perfect perfection. Let’s just leave him out of this, shall we?
This is make up.
Adam Hillman explains this image: “A six-foot square makeup mandala I made with @covergirl products for @thisisstory’s beauty story!”
If you still don’t think organized objects are soothing, take a look at this image.
You can’t be stressed or anxious while looking at these perfectly organized leaves. Leaves themselves are a marvel of nature’s organized perfection. And when they’re arranged just so? It’s like a mini-vacation to look at.
This might look like tile mandala.
But it’s butterflies. BUTTERFLIES! Nature does it again. How many hours went into this organization of butterfly wings?
Even unwieldy, asymmetrical objects can be arranged in organized perfection.
An aerial shot of typewriters is deeply satisfying to look at for some reason. Why do our brains like this so much?
The humble Q-Tip gets the organized treatment.
Seriously, is there anything that isn’t made pleasing by organizing it?
OK, here the “objects” are actually people.
This is a spectacle of organization and perfection. All they are doing is squatting and standing. Alone each man might look foolish. But together? Amazing.
This museum display must have been a bear to put up.
It’s actually a teddy bear display. See what I did there? But, seriously, when was the last time you tried to hang a few pictures in a display together? The spacing and alignment is impossible. Hats off to whoever pulled this off.
These airport billboards elevate objects we might pack in our suitcases.
What would your last suitcase look like if its contents were laid out like this? Would an observer be able to guess what kind of person you are?
Finally, a whole village built on the concept of perfectly organized objects.
This pumpkin display is incredible. So, are you a convert? Do you agree that neatly organized objects are soothing?