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express yourself: a new blog design + 5 inspirational bloggers

i don’t know if it’s the fact that i live amongst nordic designers, if i am influenced by my wife, or if i just like it, but clearly there is a minimalistic theme in my life right now. i crave it. i seek it. i love it. my hunch is that it’s a combination of all of those things, coupled with a much much deeper reason. and that reason is simplicity. calmness. balance. i crave that zen-like feeling of nordic-inspiredRead More

a moody nordic christmas: my first post of the holiday season

13 Nov 2015 home + design

forget the weekend. who’s ready for the holidays?! raise your hand! both of my hands are up. can you see them?! in my little world, however, this is a problem. you see, i have a strict rule that i follow every year: no christmas decorations, music, shopping, or any other festive activity until after thanksgiving. (yes, i love christmas shopping at the last minute in the midst of all of the hustle and bustle – it’s part of the holiday feeling!). theRead More

shifting energies: time to reorganize + redecorate

10 Sep 2015 home + design, life

when life brings about lots of changes (and life has certainly done that to me lately, with more to come), sometimes it feels good to do something physical to outwardly express all of it. a kind of symbolic way of cleaning out, readjusting, and shifting energies around. a chance to create a new beginning. or sometimes, i just know that i need some new inspiration. one of the easiest, most concrete ways for me to bring about a fresh, new feeling ofRead More

5 steps to creating a zen work space + making your dreams come true

10 Apr 2015 home + design, life

if there is one thing that i have learned about getting stuff done (other than needing to have a daily routine),  it is that having a designated space to call my own is a must. in order to create things, work, write, and focus, it is a really good idea to have a place to go to. a place that where you know that “this is where i make shit happen”. to be honest, i’m not the best at-home worker,Read More

my daily routine: or, “how to make shit happen”.

19 Mar 2015 home + design

enough is enough. based on my little energy breakthrough the other day on success, i decided it was time to buckle down. as i move from an amazing seven year period of being and discovery and exploration, to making a physical move to a new country + embarking on a period of outward focus in my life, it was time for me to decide what i really want to accomplish in my life + how to make that shit happen. so,Read More



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