Jun 2, 2011

it's a sign

Today is a public holiday in Belgium, but to be honest, I’m not even sure what we are celebrating. So I’ve decided to have a lazy writing day and ended up moving furniture and unpacking books again, followed by a long browse through ASOS. No, I’m not complaining! Doing (almost) nothing is my favourite way of spending time, but the deadlines are getting near and I have to focus on writing.
But let’s for a moment get back to the fact that this is meant to be a fashion blog…or at least a personal blog…well, whatever may represent my thoughts and state of mind. Yet I realise that I haven’t been honest or open on this URL lately. Probably because I’m a happy sausage, because life is giving me one gift after another. And when I previously wrote a lot, I wrote out of boredom or confusion or misunderstanding…now I’m just happy, so nothing to complain about, nothing to ponder on, no more Topshop wish lists because I’m satisfied with what I own and how I look like…to a certain extend of course since there will always be that little gnawing mouse inside all of us, but this time it’s not out of frustration but out of ambition. Does it make sense?
And to steer off the subject, here’s a small selection of the photos I made in Gotland, collecting weird and mysterious signs.

May 30, 2011

shy blog

As unfortunate as it gets, IKEA has stopped the production of my favourite Olle chairs, the ones I saw about one month ago and chickened out on buying without a place of my own. Now I have a home and now I have to search for alternatives. A vague rhetoric question is why does IKEA stop producing the most Swedish of its chairs…we may never know.
Well, let’s see the positive side of things – I just got one moment closer to buying the Hay RU chair.
This month’s budget though will be spent on light fittings for the living room and this month’s energy…on fixing those aforementioned light fittings to the 3 meter high ceiling. I’m thinking about making the lamps myself from several coloured electric cords in red and yellow and simple bulbs…a bit like on this picture, just with more loose cords hanging under the ceiling in a coloured spider-web.

And with yet another interior-oriented post I wanted to thank those who read this blog and enjoy it, despite of it being hidden and timid. May be in a couple of years I will share a link to Cut The Cute with everyone, but so far I’m happy with my personal electronic space and I’ll be keeping it in this way intimate. It’s a shy blog. And therefore the shy yet most honest thank you to those who care to read and comment. I greatly appreciate it.

May 29, 2011

Tomorrow I’m taking yet another trip to IKEA to hoefully come back with one more chair for the dining room, and then it will be time for the long-awaited purchase – the Hay RU chair in turquoise…and a bit later, the gorgeous multi-coloured wall clock from Habitat. So far these are the two darlings on my realistic list, but there’s surely the dream one too.

shy pastels

Having spent the entire day working in my garden, I still can’t get enough of design blogs. I wish one day I can take similar pictures here and virtually show you around the house.
These are all perfectly coloured in shy pastels and touches of neon on white background. I love white because it makes the furniture stand out and I love colours because they compliment perfectly well my favourite material – wood.

Today I felt like I needed to breath the cold digital winter air…I felt that my current position in blogosphere was suffocating me…I took a ride out into the infinite snowy fields and filled my lungs anew…and I felt that I needed to share.

This is a more personal and honest part of what I do. I run an image blog ± (Various Sources) on Tumblr, write a good old fashion blog .origami mon ami since 2006, and since recently publish a fashion fanzine Various Sources. All Brussels-based, I’m no globe-trotter, although I do explore the Northern part of the Old Continent with immense pleasure.

I want to share what I think, see, like, wear, buy, want, make, do, visit, love, know, discover, find, lose, keep, get, give, take, share