mandag 31. oktober 2016

Interior Inspiration: Tavi Gevinson's New York Apartment

I've recently become quite addicted to the Nowness' apartment tour series, a partnership with Apartamento magazine. I have been a fan of Tavi's for quite some time. Growing up my little Norwegian village, she inspired me to dress boldly. Though I definitely was not as fashion forward as she was, I always felt her a kindred spirit. I should have know that her apartment would be the stuff dreams are made of. 

You can see the whole space, and learn more Tavi and her creative process in this video:

Her space has me inspired to finally get it together and really decorate the apartment I share with my sister and close friend. I've been meaning to find a shelf and record-player for quite some time. I've also been meaning to deck out for our walls, get some good lighting and prepare the flat for indoor season, so our dwelling can have a cozy vibe.

Images and video c/o Nowness via Google

søndag 30. oktober 2016

Bidding Adieu to Autumn

This evening my sister mentioned that it seems fall is heaving its last breaths in our city. The last few leaves are clinging to their branches for dear life. Looking out of my window, it seems a particularly strong gust of wind might leave all the trees in my neighbourhood naked and defenseless against the cold.  And the winter season where I live is no joke!

Realizing that fall is in its final throes, I started to feel anxious. I wondered if I have been taking enough time to soak up my favourite season. To walk outside when the air is refreshingly crisp, but still warm to make long strolls enjoyable. To take in the gorgeous colours of the leaves as they acquired rich tones of yellow, red, and brown. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, have I forgotten to enjoy autumn?

The transition out of college has been a bit of a challenge for me (a post on this is coming up). I have never been fond of change. It tends sadden my already melancholy soul. When my sister drew my attention to impending passing of the season, it was much-needed jolt out of my nostalgic haze. A reminder that I need make time to look around and notice the beauty in transition. Like the trees during autumn and winter, change can leave us feeling exposed and vulnerable. But the gorgeous colours and brisk air of fall, it call also be great source of inspiration and revival. Here's to embracing the growth that comes with transitions, and making the most the remaining bits of autumn.

Photo of me in Paris from 2010, taken by a friend  

mandag 10. oktober 2016

100 Days of Positive Thinking: Day 66 (The Power of Words)

It's a new week and I am excited for what I will bring. I am really enjoying keeping positive affirmations around me as much as I can. Recently I have been thinking a lot about the power of words, and how the way we speak to ourselves and those around us can have a huge impact on our lives and the things we manifest. 

Image via Natural Belle

Proverbs 18:21 encapsulates this: "The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit." This scripture is speaking, among other things, to the ability of the language we use to powerfully alter our sense of self, our relationships, and the trajectory of our lives. I am trying to be more mindful about the words I say, particularly practicing positive and uplifting self-talk.

How are you going into the week?