Source: Philipp Klinger
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
At once, there was beauty there for me under the wide northern skies
Text: Dido, Northern skies, Image: Cuba Gallery
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’.
I really love wikipedia for its category pages. I’ve briefly pondered blo.gs and bloglines, but so far, the design of bloglovin’ is the greatest attractor.
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: kathrynireland.com]
Wouldn’t you love to have this kind of view from your kitchen? [source: K & M construction]
Another weekend almost over – good thing I have holidays, right? Right.
Aaand that’s it for this week’s lovely link collection.