Month: May 2014

5 very sleek, gorgeous and inspiring white kitchens

After almost a year of talking about plans, getting structural surveys done, seeking authorisations from the council, this is it! We are finally starting the renovations in our home…I’m really really excited by our future, new kitchen. When we moved in 4 years ago, I quickly painted the old kitchen with blackboard paint to give it a new lease of life but I’m over the moon the time has finally come to have the white, sleek kitchen of my dreams.Here are five, gorgeous white kitchens that inspired my Masterplan kitchen… Our old Kitchen featured here in Homestyle NZ magazine is up for a major revamp. The L shape is going to be replaced by the layout above: a long island facing a wall of units with heaps of storage, both visually leading to the garden.The 80’s window is going to be replaced by a large, architectural glass window floor to ceiling. Our tap is going to be replaced by one that has a boiling option (watch out for our kettle and old tap on Ebay :-) When it comes …

The art of letting go…

I wish I had more time to post longer posts these days but we are incredibly busy getting ready for the BODIE and FU pop-up store at the Vipp flagship store in Copenhagen and finalising our debut print collection. So rather than getting completely stressed out, I’ve decided to “let go” and do short blog posts until time is on my side again. One thing I really enjoyed reading last weekend and which I think you will enjoy too, was “How Mastering the Art of Letting Go will Change your life” by Leo Babauta. Babauta says that we keep things (clutter) in our home for various reasons. They make us feel secure and safe, they give us comfort, memories and hopes for the future and I can see that. Most of the things in my home are there for a reason and I suspect in yours too…and often there is an emotion/souvenir attached to it. I wrote here how I was starting to let go of the idea of becoming a mother again but this …

WHITES 06 | 2014

Gosh I love a Bank Holidays weekend!!Besides the obvious 3-day weekend, I love the delightful, exciting feeling that we are skiving work on Monday and have an extra day to potter around our homes and do some creative things… And pottering around is definitively what I’m going to do this weekend.We are finally starting the renovations in our home in 2 weeks (yeah!!!) so this weekend, the boys are taking our kitchen apart and I will clear our home further (expect a few things to pop up on Instagram and Ebay!) Talking about clearing, my sister sent me this article from Oprah Does this clutter make my butt look fat?. Being an emotional eater, it stroke a few chords with me but it also has some interesting points about how we hang onto things of the past and clutter our lives with old emotions.It is true, isn’t it!?Since January, I have been clearing things we’ve accumulated for the past 9 years when Mila was born. Although I noticed that sometimes throwing stuff, was raising a great …