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Oh hai!

Whatcha been up to? I’ve been hanging out at home for the last five months, keeping this tiny human alive and giggling. It’s pretty fun but I think I’ve finally found some breathing room. Let’s have fun here again, okay?

Part of what has inspired me is finding the old version of my blog on the internet wayback machine. And I mean old. I started putting crap on the web in 1997 but I did a lot of what was then called online journalling from 1999-2003. Woah, I know, right!?

From What Yaya Likes to here, Pin it Forward is making it’s way, day by day around the blog world!

My pin it forward board on Pinterest is a mixture of my aspirational home and my real one. Bits and pieces I have as well as those I deeply desire. Mostly it is about colour but as it turns out, what home means to me boils down to the bedroom and the kitchen. I guess that means that home is about comfort, whether than comfort is fluffy doonas and beautiful bed linen or shelves and shelves of vintage kitchenalia and good, good food. And a place all of my own to be creative.

midcentury office furniture porn via the Design Files

I love that feeling of getting into a freshly laundered bed. I haven’t quite pinpointed the exact type of sheets I like best. I was given some sateen sheets as a gift last year and while they are lovely, I really miss the crispness of lesser thread count linen. The white, fraying hotel linen at the Ace Hotel in Portland was perfection and if I hadn’t managed to stain them with a late night room service hamburger, I may have been tempted to shove them into my luggage and abscond. When I saw the classic Orla Kiely stem print quilt covers at a local store, I was almost cast mute, except for the occasional squawk of happinesss and lust. It’s the greatest luxury to be made happy before sleep and upon waking every single day, just by the sight of your bed. Whether it’s Orla or a handmade quilt or just the sight of your loved one snuggled up inside, a bed is home, even just for the night.

via Greige Design

I am very at home in the kitchen. Cooking is more than the act of sustenance. It’s a hobby, a meditation and a method of stress relief. It’s time to think, to be methodical and I’m not so much like that in the rest of my life. So I surround myself with beauty in the kitchen. It’s full of colour and texture and light.

via Design is Mine

Tomorrow go visit Lost and Fawned for more Pin it Forward goodness!