If you follow not the big things you will know how much I love stationery, especially of the letterpress kind. I have written about Pockets of Film before and I think today is quite the occasion to do so again. I love their simple yet thoughtful cards and could've shared them all. Here are a few of my favourites. Happy Valentine's Day.
Flicking through a mag while on a mini break in Middleton and I came across a picture of some quirky under bed storage options. On closer inspection I realised that the entire bedroom suite was made of cardboard... The Karton Bedroom in fact. Very cool. Made in Germany you can get the bed, bedside tables and storage drawers for under $500 which, in bedroom furniture terms, is a bargain! And that's not all they do.... there's also The Karton Office, The Karton Wall, and lots more. Not sure how practical they'd be for me at the rate I spill things, but I'm sure they've taken that into account and made them mighty tough.
Boo! Did I surprise you with this? I know... been out of action somewhat. I received an email this week from The Family Love Tree and it has filled me with excitement, to the point that I just had to share it. How delightful are these pieces of furniture from their range? Loving the summer pastels! My favourite would have to be the peach followed closely by mint.
After a crazy busy month of pretty much just surviving, it was nice today to finally get a chance to relax and indulge in a bit of me time. Something I don't get too much of these days. Something I am sure you might be able to relate to as well. After a day like today I find myself contemplating life, (and my garden and pile of housework) and feeling keen to put it all back into perspective. One thing I think that goes missing when life gets busy is fun. It might be exercise (yes, when making the time, I do actually find this fun), movies, spending a day on the couch to do nothing because you can, seeing friends, laughing....
Getting back to the simple things, I think it's about filling your day with at least one thing you are passionate about to take the mundane out of the everyday and bringing back some vitality and enthusiasm. So if you have a busy day ahead of you tomorrow, try and squeeze some of that into it. Call the friend you haven't had coffee with for ages, take flowers to your Mum just because, or step away from your desk and actually take that lunch break you are entitled to, buy a magazine and go and sit somewhere in the sun, read it and soak up some of the good life.