Jo Ebisujima describes herself as "a hybrid of MacGyver and Martha Stewart."

In the popular American TV show "MacGyver," which aired from 1985 to 1992, the hero gets himself out of sticky situations by constructing ingenious devices with everyday materials. Stewart, on the other hand, has built a worldwide reputation as the doyenne of household management.

"I like things that are pretty and organized, but I'm not into achieving impossible perfection. I have a practical side, too," Ebisujima says. "And I'm definitely good at thinking outside the box."