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Losing the voice

September 14, 2018


Yesterday, I wrote on my blog’s facebook page that I think I kind of lost my voice, which is why I haven’t posted much lately (another reason is because I was mostly sitting on my butt making 200 pairs of Wrist Worms for a big order, which was fun but nothing I could blog about every day). Will get my voice back together, working on it! Also working on getting myself a new computer, it takes like 1 minute to finish 1 sentence to publish on this space. Not OK.

So, been thinking a lot lately about consumption and working as an “influencer”. When I did this job, someone asked me if I was going to keep the wallpaper on my kitchen wall and I was super confused, because I wouldn’t have done the job if I didn’t want this wallpaper to stay in my home (I love it!). I think then and there, I realized that this is how some people work and it’s OK (everyone is free to do things the way they want), but I can’t and wouldn’t. Yesterday, I did another really fun collaboration with a result I’m very happy about, this. So, where am I getting? To say, I hope you like the collaborations I do and that I’m very picky with who I work with. And that I will be having a new computer soon, so I can keep up this space again. I’m happy I managed to work on this computer for 10+ years and I will keep it to watch movies on (Apple says it’s worth €27, LOL, it’s an iMac from 2008 and as much as I love a desktop computer, I’m going to go for a laptop this time).

So, let’s talk about the things in the photo?
On the wall, a mirror from the flea market at Boxhagener Platz, which we bought in 2011.
In the mirror, you see a picture from the shooting of Twin Peaks, by Richard Beymer.
On the door handle, a monkey which used to belong to my great uncle.
The bar table is from a Trödelshop on my street, which I’m still crazy in love with.

Bar table top:
An Eiffel tower from our trip to Paris together, in 2013.
Antlers from a deer Johan’s grandpa killed.
A porcelain elephant Johan gave me for my birthday some years ago.
A disco ball from Johan’s teenage years.
A vase by Ingegerd Råhman which I got at Norrgavel about 10 years ago.

Bar table below:
A tin we bought in London in 2009.
A soft toy I got from WAWAYA back in the early online days.
Poison perfume my grandma gave me in 1991.
A pipe from Adolf’s house.
A plastic fox Johan and I found on a beautiful walk back when we lived in Gothenburg.
Johan’s good old sailor.
Random boxes with random treasures, found.
A make up bag from my mother, containing old accessories from her and my childhood.

I love stuff that tell stories, that have a history. That doesn’t mean everything has to be second hand, also the new things will eventually carry a story and I prefer a mix of old and new (like 80% old and 20% new).

Hello, voice!

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6 Comments

  • Reply nick September 14, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Ace!

  • Reply Anne On September 14, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    I’ve also been sad that you haven’t posted as much lately. It seems to me when a blogger moves from a free platform like Blogspot to their own website, the quantity of posts go down and the sponsored posts are more frequent. The result is a blog that is less personal and more commercial. It has happened so often that my daily blog readings are now a very small list.
    I love to see and read about your life in Berlin. I shared your blog with friends who traveled to Berlin this summer, so they could see the neighborhoods and restaurants you visit. I hope you don’t leave those kinds of posts behind.

    • Reply Sandra September 14, 2018 at 2:26 pm

      Oh, I so know what you mean about blogs becoming less personal and more commercial – where is the balance? That’s why I do my very best to keep also collaborations personal and only work with clients I already use or know of since a long time. Thanks to those collaborations, I hope to be able to continue writing neighbourhoods and restaurants posts (and similar recommendations), more of them actually.
      Balance is the key and I do my best to find the right one for me and this space 🙂
      Thanks for visiting, Anne! x

  • Reply Alenka September 14, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Love to read you again⚡️

    • Reply Sandra September 14, 2018 at 2:38 pm

      Thank you very much, Alenka!
      Wish you a beautiful weekend,
      Sandra x

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