Finally, after months of hard work I can send you to my new blog! It took me ages to get everything the way I wanted and I am sorry for making you all so curious.
I got suddenly so busy after finishing the designs for my blog and portfolio that I didn’t had the time to finish the content for my portfolio. I could’ve put my blog online earlier but I really wanted them to go online at the same time. Now I am done with everything I will definitely blog more often, yay!
If everything goes well Bloglovin’ with automatically change so you don’t have to follow my new blog again. Give it a few days. I hope you can forgive me for neglecting this blog the last couple of weeks but I am back now!
I’m not sure yet if I’ll import all the blog posts from this site to my new one, but I’ve until June to decide
When people say they are in love with London I understand where it comes from. London breathes, London lives. London nestles in your veins and becomes a part of your whole being. I am experiencing it right now.
I am completely honest with you when I say I don’t want to leave this place in a couple of weeks, but it’s not because I am in love with London. I’m in love with having my own place. Even though I share a house with five other people it feels like mine: it feels like I have my own little home.
It will take another few years before I get my real first own house but I already know what I want. The place doesn’t have to be big as long as it has big windows. I want it to be old with squeaking floorboards. Preferably a studio apartment.
Or something like the house above, but smaller. I would like to have bits and pieces from every room in just one.
I saw this post popping up at a few blogs and thought it was actually a nice change from the usual “goals I need to commence in the new year”-posts – which turn out to be the same every single year – or the year overviews which I just don’t like. Besides, in order to take on new things there are things we must let go of!
Stop being such a control freak.
I’m going to rely on others a bit more. I need to let go and trust that other people can do the job without my constant supervision.
Stop prioritising work/school over family and fun.
I like to work hard and see the results of this but often forget that it also results in tons and tons of thoughts in my head. These thoughts make it that I can’t enjoy family or me time as much as I want to, I am always thinking about other things. Which isn’t healthy. I have to stop thinking and enjoy life more.
Stop taking up too much work.
This has also to do with ‘Stop prioritising work/school over family and fun’: I do a million things at the time and eventhough I can handle it it doesn’t help me enjoying other things more.
Stop staying up late.
Now in London I am actually very good at going to bed on time but I have the habit of going to bed early and than keeping myself awake until 00:00-01:00. It’s not good. Less sleep means I feel less energised and can’t do all the things I want to do during the day. Put that iPhone away and go-to-sleep!
2013 for me means letting go and stop worrying. Thinking about fun first. What is 2013 going to mean for you?
This Christmas nail art tutorial was a bit more tricky to accomplish than the last one and I had so much fun doing it! After I finished it I felt really good, like.. ‘Bodine, look what you made, wow!’
This is a studio apartment I would die for. The colour palette isn’t maybe everybody’s taste but gosh.. isn’t it amazing? It gives me such an uplifting, energised and happy feeling. Shouldn’t your house do that? I love the way Nikki Rappaport filled this 41 square meter space with so much happiness.
A studio can be quite a challenge to decorate but making the right decisions will make it a real beauty and comfortable to live in. The big orange sofa for instance: it also functions as a room divider. I love how the bed is obviously there but not a part of the actual living area. And how smart is it that you can watch TV from the sofa or the bed without having to move any of these pieces of furniture?
One of my favourite corners is the one with the desk. It’s small but so bright and appealing! I think it’s important that you create a separate area to work, even with such little space, to avoid that your living or dining area is going to feel like your work station.
What do you think of this studio apartment?
Het kan vrij lastig zijn om een studio in te richten, eigenlijk is het niet meer dan een box, maar door te spelen met meubilair kun je er heel veel leuks van maken. Zo dient de bank bijvoorbeeld als kamer scherm en staat het bed op zo’n manier dat je zowel vanaf daar als vanaf de bank televisie kan kijken.
Een van mijn favoriete hoekjes is naast het bed: het bureau. Ik denk dat het heel belangrijk is dat je een ruimte creëert die alleen bedoeld is om te werken. Je moet voorkomen dat je je werk meeneemt naar je eet of salontafel, die ruimtes zijn er om te relaxen.
Wat vinden jullie van deze studio?