Tag Archives: Interior design

Instagram XXII

When someone says “what is so cool about Instagram anyways, you’re just ruining the photos!?” I always  reply that it allows you to upload tiny bits of your day, whether it is in the moment or a memory, and give it a nice look with a filter. THIS without having to load it over to your laptop or something to edit it.The best part is that it allows everyone to capture and save the moment without needing to have photography skills. (And it gives a new way of being creative on!) How can you ruin a crappy mobile photo anyways? It’s a simple and cute way of mini blogging, if you don’t like it, get over it and move on.

Note: this is not a rant towards anyone. I just believe that if you don’t like something, don’t waste energy on hating it.

So, with that said, here's my first 8th days of december in photos :)

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1. It is december and that means time for some decoration!
2. Our lovely christmas tree :D

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3. Work in progress, rendering :)
4. How I stay warm when using shorts: wearing wool!

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5. One day I over slept, that's when I prioritize coffee and make-up.
6. Dark tips and burgundy shirt <3

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7. Another work in progress picture~
8. The best (and fashionable) hat for cold days :)

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9. Wonder why it took me weeks to find out that this shirt is perfect with my red blazer!
10. Another short shorts day, I have many of those.

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11. Tuesdays outfit one day with faux fur hat, burgundy flannel shirt and denim shorts. 
12. Saying good night to the blurry world one night...

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13. Wednesdays outfit with faux fur hat & red blazer
14. Favorite make-up at the moment: Red eyes and red lips~

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15. Memories: first night sleeping by your side, and coffee in bed the next day <3
16. Memories: Snow in Trondheim. (also think it's the first picture I ever posted on Instagram)
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.Creative Block.

To be creative is sometimes hard. When you set up barriers by negative thinking, it becomes a huge creativity block. I admit, I am very got at doing that. And doing my final year on my bachelor, I don’t have time for struggling with these barriers.

This is a very sensitive topic for me.

Because although I openly admit I’m shy, I really don’t want to be a unsure designer. So enough was enough for me, when I yesterday realized I have more or less shut of my creativity due to being unsure. I’m not enthusiastic because I’m to unsure.

So this morning I thought to myself, “what can I do about it?”. Well, I can’t change my personality, not much at least. But I can and will try to look at solution to my barrier problems, and stop doing nothing about it.

Because that is literally digging my own grave.

I have spent the day thinking on whats making my brain spin around, what is triggering my creative imagination. And here is the list.

  1. Music and being somewhere I can sing along
  2. Working out, believe it or not but I think a lot about my project during workout.
  3. Walking, same as above.
  4. YouTube, because watching vid’s of brave people makes me believe I can be something.
  5. Dressing up, because I love creating my own style
But that isn't much is it?

All it does it boosting my self-esteem and it gets me thinking. I need somethings that helps me putting creativity down on the paper. Different techniques. Like these:

  1. Read and article and come up with 10 design solutions of the problem discussed.
  2. See how long you can talk (and make sense!) without using a common word, like ‘and’,’but’, ‘the’ or ‘that’.
  3. Think for a half hour a day exclusively on one subject.
  4. Learn something new every day.

For more ideas check out this and this page. And one thing I really should work on, is positive thinking. Because I like interior design work, and I should focus on that. Not all of my worries. If thinking negatively makes you negative, then thinking positively surely must make you positive.

And at last, here is some links to pages/articles I’ve been reading this morning which I find really helpful.

– 7 habits of highly creative minds~

– Be creative!

3 biggest barriers of….~ 

– 9 ways to break the creative block~

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Folding pages~

This is what happens when I get tired of reading magazines.

I believe I did something similar to my history text-book during the autumn last year.

I’ve spent yesterday evening and todays morning with reading an interior magazine while taking notes of designer names and suppliers. I’m only half way though, and look at that list! The unorganized notes in the bottom corner are trends of material and colors. I need to update myself before I start at school for real on Tuesday!

mh, yummy spearmint candy~

The lens I got with my SLR camera might not be the best, but it's quite  
easy to play with the focus and make blurry parts with it.

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Organize thoughts and accessorize!

I realize I have been very vague about whats going on in my life. I never been the kind of person who tell much about whats in my head, but I never thought writing it down would be any problem. But I am picking up some hits that I don’t tell much. Okay, now I’m just sounding way to serious.

Yes, my head has been a pretty soup of mess ever since I found out that I was going to the UK. I’ve had a hard time finding out myself what my head is thinking. But I am finally about to realize that I am here, that I have registered at the local university at Wolverhampton, that I am going to finish my BA in Interior design in about 9 months. Wow!

And here I am strolling around in my own bubble in a town where people driving sit in the wrong side of the car, and drive at the totally wrong side of the road. Where the cashier at the grocery store ask if I’m okay and calls me love or dear.

It's all so surrealistic.

I might have been confident about my education and choosing to study abroad, but honestly, I never thought I had the guts to do this. I still don’t know. I’m a shy person. And when I have to speak another language than my native one, I’m definitely shy! Oh my, I guess I’m just freaking out a bit here.

Welcome week at the Uni is starting tomorrow – I am going to meet people! I am going to get a ton of information in english. Some time during the night I better turn into a sponge so I could just suck it all up without problem. But hey, some part deep down in me is hell of excited for tomorrow.

And another part is quite happy I managed to type some of my thoughts down. For the first time I feel like I’m writing to someone out there. I like it. Oh, I better get some sleep so I’m fully recharged for tomorrow.

In the mean time, do enjoy my cute accessorize organizer!

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A Personal Letter to Whom it May Concern at W.U.

Guys, how do you do this?! I went to see a GoStudy consultant today and started filling in the application for Wolverhampton University, and now I have to write a personal letter. It has to be about why I chose W.U., what I think of interior design, about my qualities and what I can bring to the study and to student life, what my future dreams are, what I want to do with this BA. This is so awkward. I’m just staring at the screen. Help?

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