Monday, 30 August 2010

Contest: I’ve made you a mixed tape

melancholy's just a word

Poppytalk is having a giveaway/contest and it seemed like such a great idea to create a mixed tape that I’ve decided to join.

I’m not as crafty as I’d like to be when it comes to sewing, knitting or DIY home improvements, but I’ve certainly found that some music gets me into the mood to compile blog posts and helps to get the creative juices flowing, so that’s the kind of music I put into the mixed tape.  I hope you’ll enjoy it.

Songs: 1. Northern Skies, Dido || 2. Communication, The Cardigans || 3. Hallelujah (Acoustic Version), Lisa Lois || 4. Internal Dialogue, Maria Mena || 5. The Lipstick on His Collar, Caro Emerald || 6. Boston, The Dresden Dolls || 7. Adiemus, Enya || 8. London Skies, Jamie Cullum

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Sunday’s Summary



At once, there was beauty there for me under the wide northern skies

Text: Dido, Northern skies, Image: Cuba Gallery

Thought of the day



Source: Once Wed

Friday, 20 August 2010

How do you follow your favourites?

There’s a number of blogs I love to read. I’ve been pondering which way is the best to do that. Have a little list.


#1 – Bookmark and read whichever blog whenever

The advantage, here, is that you’re completely utterly free to read only your favourite blog, or all of them. The disadvantage, obviously, would be that you have to actually open every blog manually and remember to look at them. No handy little sign will tell you which blog has been updated and which hasn’t.

#2 – Google Reader

Everything’s compiled in one place and you get all the updates with just one click. The design is very simple, though, and while that may be a plus for some, it kind of puts me off Google Reader. I want my internet with a healthy dose of shiny, please!

#3 – Bloglovin’

Bloglovin’ is certainly shiny – the idea behind it is essentially to make one place for people to follow all their favourite blogs and not only does it make it possible to look at them in a Google Reader-kind of list (though with nicer layout and more pictures), it also allows you to look at the post in the original layout of the blog with only a small bar at the bottom to navigate between new posts. I’m currently trying my luck with bloglovin’.

#4 – Other News Aggregators

I really love wikipedia for its category pages. I’ve briefly pondered and bloglines, but so far, the design of bloglovin’ is the greatest attractor.

Kitchen Envy

I live in a student house (which kind of makes sense, considering that I’m a student) and with it comes a student kitchen – mismatched and not always clean. There’s a lime green closet, a red table, white chairs and the cupboards are half black wood finish and the other half’s been transformed into bright pink with coloured tape.

… Yeah, I like looking at kitchens online and feeling envious.


How gorgeous are all these colours? [source:]


[source: housetohome]


Wouldn’t you love to have this kind of view from your kitchen? [source: K & M construction]

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Sunday’s Summary


Another weekend almost over – good thing I have holidays, right? Right.

  • AlreadyPretty shares tips to look stylish in hot weather.
  • This is full of cats wearing hats - fabulous!
  • Making It Lovely shares the front porch and the sources for it
  • sfgirlbybay has a post dedicated to olives
  • modernhaus shares this gorgeous hair-do plus instructions
  • On the food-front, have some apple-cinnamon pancakes
  • David Lebovitz feels like a kid in a candy store

Aaand that’s it for this week’s lovely link collection.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Thought of the day


Thought of the day


There is an art, or rather a knack to flying.  The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. 

- Douglas Adams, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Source: nora loves

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

A very Cuban vacation

Four friends, two weeks and a very beautiful country. I’d like to share some pictures with you.

Autumn Trends: Knitwear

After two weeks of 30-37°C, the weather here feels like autumn already - grey, raining and cold. Exactly the kind of weather that makes me want to curl up on the couch with a blanket, hot chocolate and a good book, wrapped in knitwear. Comfy and warm.